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15. Discuss the benefits and disadvantages which technological development is likely to have upon education in the near future. by Mind Map: 15. Discuss the benefits and disadvantages which
technological development is likely to have upon
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15. Discuss the benefits and disadvantages which technological development is likely to have upon education in the near future.

Benefits

Access to Information

Easy, Virtual environments make possible a wide variety of experiences without the necessity of travel, (-) access to data does not automatically expand students' knowledge, (-) The mere availability of information cannot create an internal framework of ideas that learners can apply in real world settings

Quick, New node

Efficient, issue about transport and usage of printed materials

Saves Trees because less printing

Better equipment for future students

Teachers can use multimedia technology to give more colorful, stimulating lectures, Provide challenging and authentic content that will engage the student in the learning process

Like how the calculator was to past generations

Communication

Collaborate with peers in foreign countries easily through Internet

Instantaneous

Reach diverse audience

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

increasing learner motivation and engagement and potentially creating a learner-centred environment

Disadvantages

Information Overload

World Wide Web/ Internet, Educators cannot control the amounts of information students have access to. (overload), Will be harder for students to sieve out relevant information ( how concise the info is ), Need to inculcate ability to filter and synthesise new information, Reliability of Info is questionable

Erode teaching of good values

Students have greater freedom and access to pornography etc as compared to the past

Loss of Current abiliies

May slowly lose ability to write legible handwriting if overdependent on computer/typing

Difficult to hold exams to gauge student's ability. ( cheating using a computer is fairly easy )

Affordability

Poorer households may find it difficult to finance e-learning, Which leads to inequality in terms of opportunity given

Definitions

Technology is the usage of knowledge and tools, techniques, and crafts or is systems or methods of organization, or is a material product of these things.

Education is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.

Conclusion

Whether the benefits technological development is likely to have upon education will outweigh that of the disadvantages, or vice versa, is also dependent on other factors that influence the learning/education of an individual (e.g. agents of morality)

Currently, the benefits do outweigh the disadvantages with regards to how learning is made more convenient etc

However in the Long Run, more disadvantages like erosion of good values and losing of current abilities will surface.