This essay is about the role of Technology in Higher Education. 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 Higher Education 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 universities around the world. The role technology has a major impact on the university campuses which is making it essential and also globalising it. The overseas universities and universities in the US are depending on advanced technology to make education accessible to more individuals around the world.
Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of universities across the globe, and the existing ones have expanded across borders. This shows that there has been a demand for the higher education sector in terms of business. In a business view there is opportunity for new competitors to enter the market. This cycle of demand in turn creates more employment and the growth in the service sector, which leads to the growth of the economy. Countries like United Kingdom, USA, Australia and Canada are well known for higher education and the fact that many foreign students prefer these countries for their higher education is not only because of their excellent education system, but also because of the fact that they are collaborating technology with education system, not only in terms of learning and teaching practices but also as a key strategic elements throughout all of the service components of students life cycle. According to “Proto, S. (n.d.). The Impact of Disruptive Technology-Based Innovations in Higher Education”, some of the trends like open educational resources, mobile technologies, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and analytics are now part of the everyday news concerning in the development and delivery of education in at all levels. The rise of new technologies is also affecting few other areas of campus administration. Social networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook and others are helping to build connections and other support service and career activities. Libraries are evolving; it is not just a place of physical books anymore. With the help of technology the rise of e-books and the way we gather information is much more flexible and accessible than ever before. The term online learning is not new anymore, as it is fast spreading across the globe and is becoming a primary source of education. According to an academic survey states that, more than two-thirds offer online courses in their in their institutions. There is an eager audience among working professionals, employers and students for the customisation, specialization and convenience that distance education affords. Many public service academic institutions consider online learning key to reaching post-graduate education to the people who are...
History of Technology in HigherEducation
September 7, 2012
History of Technology in HigherEducation
We are living in the time of the information boom. Never before has information been so abundant and easy to find. To many students it seems like a hassle to search for information on a computer. Could you imagine finding all of your information by flipping pages of books, magazines, and news papers in a library? “Technology is treated as a tool to help accomplish a complex task rather than a subject of study for its own sake.
The Magic Lantern
The first technological tools use in the classroom was the Magic Lantern in 1870. The magic lantern projected images that were printed on glass plates. The first college to use the magic lantern Leipzig, Germany is became renowned as a center of magic lantern technology, including its use in science education (Smith, 2011). Oil lamps and candles served as light sources for the magic lantern. Leipzig had a special amphitheater called the Spectatorium. It seated up to 400 students and had several lanterns to display images from. The first professors to use magic lanterns in America were Hugo Münsterberg at Harvard and E.B. Titchener at Cornell (Smith, 2011). The magic lantern and the kymograph were the two most essential and cost-effective instruments. The lantern, was...
Technology and Higher EducationMithun TamilarasanStudent no. 1425955
UNIVERSITY OF CHESTERMaster of Business and AdministrationGautham Rajkhowa22/10/2014 Table of context
Technology and Quality of learning………………………………………...3
Negative aspects of Technology……………………………………....4
Internet and education……………………………………………………….4
Technology Impact on Higher EducationIntroduction
Technology in the past few years have been developing and innovating itself by every day, With companies making use of these technologies and producing cost effective products to reach all range of people. Technology has become an extra limb, which has changed the way of living in all aspects. Every sector is adapting to technology to make things more efficient. Education sector is one of it, which started using technology just for administration purpose and now it’s changing the way of teaching students. Technology getting involved in education has mixed influence on the student. This paper discusses about the negative and positive sides of how technology has changed education system.
Technology and quality of learning...
TECHNOLOGY ON STUDENT’S ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS IN
The use of the mobile technologies gives an excellent opportunity to connect the digital division that has an effect on so many students. At University of the Western Cape, we proudly possess leadership that leads underrepresented students.
. This article will show the efforts made to: change and construct positive attitudes toward the use of Mobile Information Communications (ICT), understand habits in computer usage, and do experiments to show which methods are more effective in usage of mobile technologies to improve academic performance. Our way was to make use of mobile technologies with differing form factors into the learning environment and find their impact on student insight and performance. Results, ways and evaluation tools were developed within a general framework to gauge the effectiveness of our approach. The results on hand in this article will show how technology factor, use and student categorization has a positive impact on student’s attitudes and views as well as their academic performances.
When students’ access to computers is limited outside of computer lab available, there was need that existed to promote the use of technology as an essential instrument that could be used as an integral part of the curriculum. For...
15 November 2012
In our present society, social media and technology are transforming the world we live in today. It is no secret that our generation revolves completely around devices such as mobile phones, television, laptops, mp3 players, and the list goes on. In time, technology has evolved exceedingly and progressed in every aspect. Not only has it entertainingly made an impact on society, but it has also opened specific gateways towards a more instructive perspective. Technology in education has transformed the way teachers educate, students learn, and the way teachers and students communicate. In the basic four levels of education: Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College- a variety of technologies are being introduced and used in order to increase the learning and knowledge pertaining to a students’ education.
Starting with the first, most familiar beginning level of education: Elementary. Even at a very young age, kids are nonetheless still exposed to technology. Studies in elementary, have shown that technology is being used at the beginning level of education in order to teach basic fundamental skills to young students. One particular experiment uses the Internet and email to teach preschool and...
...Technology Taking Over
The person of the 21st century has the luxury of being dependent on technology, allowing for certain weaknesses to sprout out of individuals due to their lack of natural abilities. Technology is the making, modification, use, and knowledge of tools, machines, or techniques, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal, or perform a specific function. It’s true;technology has made life more efficient and reliable. Many great inventions have been possible through technology. Technology is also one of the causes of people becoming lazier, uninspired, and less creative. Technology is not bad in and of itself, but people are misusing it. Planes, trains, and automobiles carry people from place to place at high speeds. Telephones, television and computer networks help people communicate with others across the world. Medical technologies from vaccines to Stem Cell therapy, allow people to live longer, healthier lives. Although most people think technology made life easier, it’s actually making them overly dependent on those technologies.
Today’s generation is becoming much lazier because they are too dependent on the latest gadgets. Some of them are unable to do things on their own. Nowadays, people use computers in business, public services, education, and...
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...
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....