Reading Response Paper
Instructor Ingrid Kelly
Eng 120 12:40-2
Aug. 30th, 2012
Technology in Education
needed to help students discuss and expand upon ideas and explain the subject.
Technology has many great uses to assist in education and the learning process but it
should not serve as an educator replacement. Technology also helps students communicate
with each other.
Technology in the classroom should be used in moderation. It should fully change the
way people are educated. In online classes it is very easy to cheat during test and quizzes
because the teacher is not there to watch over the student. Cheating in education is harming
the student. When a student is in a classroom the teacher is there to provide accountability.
Another reason I do not believe technology should fully be used in the classroom is
because technology takes away from the learning environment. I think interacting with
teachers and peers in a classroom is a very effective way of learning. In an online class there
is not as much interaction and it tends to be a little more restrictive. Debating and listening to
the other students ideas can be a great learning tool, however; it isn’t very easy to do that in
an online class.
The benefit of technology in education is that it provides an excellent source for
resources. Being able to google a question or statement to find more information has
become very common in modern education. The internet really opens up an entire new
world, so to speak, when it comes to education. Of course, this is a double edged sword
because the internet also provides a path to dishonesty and cheating.
In summary, the technology can be a very good tool in education but does not and should
not replace teachers and educators.