What Is the Effect of Computer Technology in Education?

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Computer technology has affected education by promoting research, globalization and connectivity, educational games, distance education and online seminars, according to the Houston Chronicle. Furnished with modern computer laboratories, many schools now offer students the Internet for research and gathering information for assignments. Although some information published on the Internet has questionable sources and accuracy, learning institutions have clear guidelines and rules on acceptable sources to be used for research.

Computer technology has also promoted globalization, which offers improved and more frequent interactions and sharing among students across schools, countries, regions and continents. Through video conferencing, students are able to communicate about a common curriculum or discuss issues of common interest with students at another school or even in another country. Computer technology, in collaboration with social media, has also promoted globalization and interaction among researchers of different ages and academic levels. Computer technology has also benefited schoolchildren by way of educational games, which promote mathematical and cognitive skills. Computer technology made distance education and open learning available to working-class and time-constrained adults and youth. Due to computer technology, the concepts of distance or continuing education, also known as correspondence courses, have become favorites for many students in colleges and universities.