One of technological advancements and the impact it is having on moving us toward a more globalized system is technological advancement in education.
It is apparent since the technology has revealed; it has been rapidly increasing, changing, innovating and bringing advancements in many sectors across the globe such as advancements in health, education, journalism, government, and many other sectors.
We all know that education is one of the most primary needs in everyone’s life and is a right for all the people around the world regardless of race, sex, nation, religion, and so forth therefor it should be provided to all whether by governmental or private sectors.
Before revealing the technology almost all parts of education was manual, but with the innovation of technology everything has rapidly changed and application of technology has been put as a norm in all educational areas such as technology usage has been adopted almost by all educational sectors whether at home, schools, vocational institutes, community colleges and universities i.e. having computer, providing online application forms, offering online courses, providing online educational assistance and so on.
The impact of technological advancement in education sector on moving us toward a more globalized system; as a part of the technological advancements the internet plays a vital role in the educational system. Until the past few decades most people didn’t have access to internet whether for educational or personal use, but over the past decade, computer and Internet connections have been rapidly and widely used in classrooms, in developed countries from kindergarten to university level, but in underdeveloped and developing countries usage of it starts from 6th or 7th class to the university level. One of the most worthwhile impacts is that the technology (IT) provided very valuable educational opportunities for poor people to those who are eager to persuade their education. Students and other people can easily and almost freely have access to online articles, journals, forums, and other professional publications that are too expensive to purchase in hard-copy versions. Another impact is that it really impacted the higher education sector such as the educational system of University of the People that is the impact of technological advancement in education sector and through providing online or distance education system it is moving us toward a more globalized system.
What are the benefits of the technological advancement in education? And what are the potential negative impacts?
There are diverse benefits of technological advancement in education sector such as the learners of previous generations used pens, notebooks and other materials, but today’s learners come to class armed with smart phones, tablets and laptops. The current era is full of technological implications in education. Technological innovation is really changing the way that students learn and educational institutions teach such as colleges and universities. If the technology has been used effectively and efficiently so it can cut almost the entire cost of the educational sector such as reducing administrative costs. Moreover it’s increasing access to education, expanding revenue opportunities and providing new market for universities.
Despite the benefits of technological advancement in education, there are some disruptive concerns in technology and as well as technology is expensive. Faculty members of educational institutions have to invest more time in learning new and unique approaches with little budget support. Meanwhile students are also obliged to invest more time in creating their own self-paced knowledge.
What needs to be done in order to prevent the negative impacts from occurring?
In the above mentioned negative impacts we have to accept some exceptions in order to gain its effective usage such as all the procedures of using the technology should be effective and efficient and ultimate struggle to be made in order to be cost effective.
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Choose one area of technological advancement and the impact it is having on moving us toward a more globalized system. What are the benefits of this? What are the potential negative impacts? What needs to be done in order to prevent the negative impacts from occurring? Please explain the technological advancement you chose to focus on, and then answer the questions included here.