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Impact which technological development is likely to have upon education in the near future. by Mind Map: Impact which technological development is
likely to have upon education in the near
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Impact which technological development is likely to have upon education in the near future.

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can access to information at a faster rate, saves alot of time (eg internet instead of library, resources can be sent by teachers through mails), can even learn out of the syllabus, for our own common knowledge

Effective learning in circumstances where the students are unable to attend school personally

advanced electronic gadgets are created to facilitate our learning, eg calculators, electronic dictionary

increased productivity due to more efficient administration and computer grading of homework


teachers can conduct lessons online, students can log in anywhere, doesn't have to be in school, students can learn at their own pace (eg recorded lectures could be repeated as many times as possible), cater to students with different abilities better


using different forms of media to allow a more effective way to render teaching, eg. video, ppt slides to enhance learning

teachers can individualize lessons and custom it to suit the needs of individual students so that they will learn more effectively

Accessibility of knowledge

Easy access to information, World wide web, Google

improvement in students' concentration level

technology-based learning is less boring/monotonous compared to textbooks, eg. educational video

further improvement in countries standard of living esp LDCs

a better education system which leads to more competitive workforce, prepares one with essential skills for future

Develop computer and information technology skills

enables graduates to remain competitive in the job market

enable sharing of resources and courseware among students


Loss of communication skills

Students are unable to improve their communication skills which comes from face-to-face conversations with people

Loss of interactive abilities

students will not have the opportunity to meet their friends and teachers, might cause one to be introverted, unfriendly, selfish, miscommunication might occur where students doesn't grasp what the teacher explained

Poor remains poor

No access to computers, No access to education materials, Not able to receive a good education

Over reliance

In the case where the system breaks down, learning would be disrupted

difficulty in finding accurate information in the case of finding info on the internet

people can post anything on the internet such as personal opinions, eg. search engine yields lots of search results with varying degrees of accuracy, wikipedia which is one of the popular online website is actually free to edit, might get distracted instead while seeking information, end up being time consuming and ineffective

Maintenance costs

Repair faulty components

Upgrade outdated software, especially since technology is advancing at great speed

uses alot of electricity, energy thus it is environmentally unfriendly

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additional stress to students

students will be obliged to learn to use the complex technology in their education, another workload on top of the overwhelming syllabus

with more sophisticated tools, education standards will be raised

Time costs

cost time to keep teachers instructed of advances in information technology

Health effects due to prolonged use of computers


Back problem


Obesity due to lack of exercise


putting the computer between students and teachers make dialogue between them more diffcult, encourage passive learning and short span of attention