Effects of Computers on Higher Education
Through the ages, industrious individuals have continuously created conveniences to make life easier. From the invention of the wheel to the lightbulb, inventions have propelled society forward. One recent modern invention is the computer, which has improved many aspects of people’s lives. This is especially true in the field of education. (Therefore / Because of) computer technology, higher education today has three major conveniences: lecture variety, easy research, and time-saving writing methods. One important effect of computer technology on higher education is the availability of lectures. (For this reason / As a result of) the development of computer networks, students can obtain lectures from many universities in real time. They are now able to sit down in front of a digital screen and listen to a lecture being given at another university. In addition, interactive media can be used to question a lecturer or exchange opinions with other students via e-mail. Such computerized lectures give students access to knowledge that was previously unavailable. (For this reason / Because), students can learn from professors in specialized fields, regardless of where they are teaching. The development of computers also makes it possible to have access to more information via the Internet and databases. (Since / Consequently), when students research a topic, they do not necessarily have to go to the library to find information because many articles and even textbooks can be downloaded via computer. It is now extremely easy to use the Internet and databases since all one has to do is type in a few key words and wait a few moments. The convenience of doing this type of research from home helps busy students who would otherwise not have time to visit a campus library. Finally, computer technology helps students with their academic writing assignments. E-mail assignments are becoming more common at universities....
...and vocational education. These educations are possible with the use of ICT, which is introduced in schools through computereducation. Internet is parts of computereducation in our schools in Nepal.We are talking about “New Nepal”. It could be better by education. Education makes people responsive to change. If change is started from children, it is quite easier to change.
Most ICT projects has three components:1. Computer literacy 2.Computer related learning 3. Teacher training. Among these students are learnt Microsoft MS office, would be developing programs and skills. Teachers trainings are helping for capacity building and making easier as well as more interesting teaching techniques.
This era is called modern era of technology. The technologies are rapidly increasing in this world. The world is being covered within a computer by means of ICT. The full form of ICT is Information and Communication Technologies. ICT covers any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form. For example, personal computers, digital television, email, robots. So ICT is concerned with the storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data. Importantly, it is also concerned with the way these different uses can work with each...
HigherEducation, or Higher Priced Education?
The Marriam-Webster online dictionary defines highereducation as “education beyond the secondary level; especially : education provided by a college or university.“ It's no secret to modern students that a highereducation is necessary to advance in their professional life. There is always a cost to advancement and that cost can sometimes create a glass ceiling that is difficult for people in certain social strata to break through. The rising cost of highereducation and its requirement for jobs creates a conflict for people in lower economic brackets. While the social value of highereducation is difficult to argue against, the problems associated with affording highereducation are very real social problems that must be considered.
In Western society we have goals we are expected to achieve. At a very early age we begin preparing our children for school. There is no law demanding that children attend a specific school, nor that upon entering adult life they pursue highereducation. Children can be home schooled or attend any school of their parents' choosing. However, having a degree of some kind gives one many advantages in America. One who possesses...
Highereducation in the present world has a very long history. Highereducation has deep roots in the early sixth century when first monastic schools were started in Europe which later developed to the famous European university in Bologna during the period between 1088 and 1090. This is the origin of highereducation with all present systems of highereducation borrowing much from this first intuition and system of highereducation. Until early 20th century, highereducation institutions and particularly universities and high level colleges catered only for the elites in the society. Though in this time basic education was enough to secure an individual a well-paying job, the costs of securing a place in the institutions of highereducation as well as maintaining the costs for the period of a given course locked out the middle income earners as well as the poor. Statistically, by the start of 20th century, 3 per cent of the world population had enrolled in universities and other colleges offering highereducation programs. This number was much concentrated in the European continent...
The Effects of Computers on Education
Thursday, March 22, 2007
By Joseph Bonsu-Akoto
PhD DBA CA
Education has been identified as a strategic resource in helping a nation to reduce their dependence on foreign professionals. Educators and economists have not always recognized the close relationship between their disciplines.
But now, as reported in The Economist: “All over the world educational achievement and economic success are clearly linked – the struggle to raise the nation’s living standards fought first and foremost in the classroom.
Certainly, no one any longer needs convincing that education matters. The new jobs in tomorrow’s industries, in manufacturing and services alike will require workers that are literate, numerate, adaptable, and trainable – in a word, educated”.
A country that strives to produce educational services is constantly increasing the range of economic productivity and affluence for itself.
In recent years, a global consensus has emerged on the importance of investing in human capital, which is viewed as an essential part of efforts to raise incomes and achieve sustained economic growth.
The pace of changing technology, economic reforms, and the rapid increase in knowledge have brought about more frequent job changes in the lives of individuals. This has created two key priorities for education: it must meet economic needs by meeting demands...
“EFFECTS OF COMPUTER GAMES IN EDUCATIONAL
DEVELOPMENT OF THE COLLEGE STUDENTS
OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE”
In modern society, it is very common playing computer games. Eventhough computer games are common in our life, they have not only good effects, but also bad effects, especially to teenagers. Moreover, even though parents know that teenagers play computer games too much, they do not know that why teenagers are widely excited at computer games, and what the bad effects of computer games are. There are two main causes that teenagers play computer games too much. In addition, playing computer games too much has two main effects.
The first reason that teenagers play computer games too much is very simple, because computer games are very fun. Computer games’ aims focus on to relieve stress. Therefore, computer games are very splendid violent content. There has long been the brief that violent content may teach violent behavior” “Mind and Media”. Moreover, Barrie Gunter asserted, “Extrapolating … from playing computer or video games with violent themes, such as heightening of perceptions risk or danger in the real world,” “The effects of video games on children”, Also he declared...
HigherEducationHighereducation is the key to new worlds. In past decades, college education was seen as a privilege which few had access to. Nowadays, it has become a culminating stage in people’s life. Highereducation has proved that it has a monetary value, as the salary of a person with a college education is higher than that of a person with a high school education. Some people have sold the idea that a highereducation is a waste of time and money, and that such education should only be offered to a limited group of people. However, what make these people believe they have the power to decide what others should do or not do with their lives? In my opinion, everyone should pursue a highereducation because it would help to reduce monopolization of wealth and power, it would allow people to exercise their freedom and create more opportunities in their lives.
Monopolization of wealth and power could be reduced by highereducation. As long as the wealthy and powerful people keep the knowledge from those who are hungry of it, the economy will remain the same. As Linda Lee recalls from Caroline Bird:
“College doesn’t make people intelligent, ambitious, happy, liberal or quick to learn new things. It’s the other way around....
TOPIC: TECHNOLOGY AND HIGHEREDUCATION COHORT 10
NAME: Mohammed Farhaan Khaleel
STUDENT NO. : 1425841
Course: MBA/Set 2
This essay is about the role of Technology in HigherEducation. As we all know technology is advancing day by day and it has a huge impact on our everyday life. What is Technology? Technology is organized knowledge for practical purposes. . [Herschbach, D. (1995, January 1). Technology as Knowledge: Implications for Instruction]
(Mesthene, The role of technology in society, 1969).
Sophisticated technology is making the human life more simple, efficient, effective, accurate and time saving. It has a huge impact on HigherEducation as well and plays a major role in enhancing the education system. According to the survey of the Economist Intelligence Unit 2008, almost two –thirds (63%) of survey respondents from the public and private sector says that technological innovation will have a major impact on teaching methodologies over the next five years. “Technology allows students to become much more engaged in constructing their own knowledge, and cognitive studies show that ability is key to learning success,” says New York City-based Queens College vice-president of institutional advancement, Susan Henderson. There has been a massive increase in online degree programmes and distance learning in the...
...Analyse the effects of education on the developing countries
Development is one of the themes of modern society and there are a variety of elements influencing the development. Many countries experience declares that education gradually play a more and more vital role in development. Education policies which depend on the specific national conditions can lead to a different result. Overall, primary education may be a key to promote the influence including population, health and economic growth. Secondary education not only provides some skilled workers to society, but also is the foundation of highereducation. When the country tries to develop the high-tech economy and to transform the social structure, the tertiary education will make a necessary and positive effect on its development.
In the education system, basic education is the foundation of secondary and tertiary education. But primary education is not only a part of the education system. It is a very important element which impact on the level of mass culture, Social stability, economic development, population growth and public health. These parts and primary education are interrelated and interact on each other. It is an efficient way to develop these together and lead to a steady and...