Title: The Impact Of Education Technology On Student’s Achievements
Education technology has been able to revolutionalize education. It has changed how students learn, and professors teach. Education is more interactive this way, while learning materials are more accessible. This in itself is also a challenge since education facilitators have to carefully define the material they would prefer their students to take.
The study aims to find out whether education technology has a negative, positive or insignificant effect on students’ achievements. The research question in this respect will be: How does education technology affect students’ achievements? The question is meant to discuss both the positive and negative attributes of technology application in the classroom, and by doing so, find what can be done to harness its power in helping students achieve more.
Preliminary Literature Review
More and more students are using technology in education. The most prevalent tools are laptops and mobile phones, though use of desktop computers and tablets is also significant. Students who use technology are likely to achieve more academically than those who do not. Technology also makes the students more engages in their studies, leading to better outcomes (Al-Hariri & Al-Hattami, 2017).
Educational technology has enhanced the interest of students in learning. This has helped change their attitudes towards learning, making them more likely to learn more in less time than was the case before. Educators are also eager to adopt technology as it enhances the quality of communication with students (Al-Ammary, 2013).
While earlier studies reported that outcomes in education improved when technological aids were introduced, they were not able to show whether it only affected certain subjects. Research by Granito and Chernobilsky (2012) showed that students were able to learn and retain more information in class when technology was applied. However, not all students are willing to use technology. Those who are forced were found to learn less than those who willingly used technology.
Al-Hariri, M., Hattami, A. (2017). Impact of students' use of technology on their learning achievements in physiology courses at the University of Dammam. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 12(1), 82-85.
Al-Ammart, J. (2013). Educational Technology: A Way to Enhance Student Achievement at the University Of Bahrain. The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education, 3(3), 54-64.
Granito, M., Chernobilsky, E. (2012). The Effect of Technology on a Student's Motivation and Knowledge Retention. NERA Conference Proceedings, 1-23.