The Role of Technology in Education
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Technology learning is one of the most widely discussed issues within the education world today. The paper explains that this stems largely from the demand of individual students whose worlds have been surrounded by technology and technology concepts for the most of their lives. Today's students know more about technology than their parents or any generation of students that has come before them. This paper looks at the implications and many dimensions of virtual reality as a learning tool for use in education. Early analysis of the efficacy of virtual technology is explored, and implications for the future are discussed. Includes graphs.
From the Paper:"Technology has always been a life altering force within human dynamics, and virtual technology is breaking new ground in its application in industry, entertainment and education. Within technology, many would say modern man has found the way to overtake the rest of creation and manipulate his own environment. Within virtual reality many would say modern man has found a way to learn and engage situations and environments otherwise unstable and even dangerous, without fear. Yet, it is also clear that with the advancing of technology there has been an even broader division of the rich from the poor and the educated and successful from the marginal. With the introduction of advanced telecommunications and other technology in public schools this division is beginning to be bridged. (Harkavy & Blank, 2003) Below is a graph which shows the advancement of technology in schools, up to 1999. It can be seen from this model that the sources for growth and development are varied and comprise a true community effort. This graph also shows that many more schools have advanced technology than in the past and that technology can be used for alternative learning practices, such as distance education, interactive technology learning and also, with additional added plug in technology virtual reality applications. There is no doubt that this is the wave of the future for schools, and in this case public schools, not just elite costly private schools, as one might think."
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