Computers in Schools Essay by The Research Group

Computers in Schools
Examines benefits & risks, examples, socioeconomic disparities, updating, roles of corp. & teachers.
# 13783 | 1,575 words | 7 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 20, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Education and Computers)

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"Part of the appeal of the personal computer has been its value as an educational tool for the children in the family, and the computer has also become an important component in the elementary school classroom as a way of allowing children to access information in a new and more rapid way. There are other technological developments that have also served the classroom, and the rush to wire schoolrooms and libraries is part of the desire to achieve the so-called information superhighway which will eventually link home, school, business, and government in a huge electronic network of services. Teachers and administrators have found new technologies to be valuable in the classroom but also to create new problems, not the least of which is how to pay for the technology in the first place and for upgrades as needed. This difficulty has also exacerbated a perennial educational.."

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