Introduction to Technology and Education
The advancement and on-going advancement of technology has made vast changes in education. The following are the fundamental concepts of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) with regards for its application of information technology in educational settings: (1) there must be a basic computer or technology operations and concepts (2) there must be the capability to utilize technology for personal research and communication (3) there must be an application of technology in instructions (Technology Standards for Teachers, 1999-2009). The subsequent information are the implications of technology and its roles in education in reference to the said concepts of ISTE: First, to abide with the standards of ISTE, computer technology must be taught to students.
Technology aids in developing reciprocity and cooperation among students. It assists in shaping a constructivist classroom where students can use collaborative learning and can communicate with each other and are often honest in their peer-reviews utilizing a written medium (Charlesworth and McKinney, 2005, p.124). Second, it is one of the most arduous requirements that teachers need to know and to be aware on how they are going to integrate technology in their mode of teaching. They have to use computer programs in order to facilitate the discussion and to efficiently guide their students using computer. Hence, there must be a demonstration of teacher technology competence that is required for the licensure of teachers (Technology Standards for Teachers, 1999-2009).
Good practice and utilization of technology in education definitely makes a difference in the learning experiences of student as well as with the mode of instructions and techniques of teachers. Technology in education enables to: expect students to presuppose more responsibility for their learning, access the professor’s feedbacks as soon as it is posted, aid to make studying more efficient by bestowing a number of information to the students’ home thus reducing travel time (Charlesworth and McKinney, 2005, p.124-125). Moreover, technology indeed gives positive results when it comes to learning and performance of students.
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