Today, we are living in the world which is best described as the ‘Digital world’ as we access most of the services digitally, using online information and communication system.
In India the use of this technology is not very old but it has picked up rapidly during the last decade and its benefits are already started to show. Advancement of in the field of information and communication technology during the last two decades has affected ever one’s life in some way or the other.
Due to this rapidly changing world supported by digital technology, it has become essential to empower the new generation with the latest technological inventions especially at the school level so that they can gain proficiency in using these tools efficiently.
Just a decade ago, teachers used chalk board then progressed to white boards and now they are using smart boards which allow teachers to teach and share information with students in a multiplicity of ways.
Computer audio visual capabilities from PPT and other animation software are used to present information in an interactive manner which invites greater interest from the student. With Internet being a vast information base students are finding it an effective tool for acquiring knowledge the internet has given education a new dimension distance learning and online education.
The concern for equity is related to fourth major motivation for introducing technology to prepare students for the future. If technology used properly in right manner it will ensure bright future for students in their career growth.
Technology made class rooms more effective and brought interest and can transform normal student into a better student.
Besides the positive effects that come with increased modern technology in education. There also negative effects.
Technology acts as hindrance to education. These days’ children indulge themselves in internet, playing games or texting these activities have affected their physic negatively, subsequently leading to increased frustration.
This behavior has shattered many parent children relationships. Excessive use of technology the writing skills of today’s young generation have declined quite tremendously. They have totally forgotten about improving writing skills and they don’t know the correct spelling for few words and usage of grammar.
Finally, technology has several positive effects on today’s world like making life more convenient and providing huge entertainment storage; however it can affect people’s health and interaction negatively.
Hence, parents should take more initiation in controlling their children in using computer and other gadgets. They should encourage more physical activities and also concentrate in improving their reading and writing skills which is very useful for their future.