The use of computers today, is not restricted to only office desktops or laptops. In a matter of fact, computers are used in our daily lives ranging from appliances to car engines and video games thereby making it one of the most important asset in our lives with the education system not an exception when it comes to computers. The growth of the computer industry has sky-rocket over the past few years and has been quiet remarkable. Today, it is the fastest growing industry in our economy.
Many schools are now equipped with computers for educating their students thereby making computers an integral part of education system. Information Technology classes are also added as a “bonus” to enhance the students’ skill in using a computer. Teachers and professors use computers for teaching, giving presentations, assessing various data banks, maintaining database of students, communication in the form of e mails or chat, browsing the Internet and to prepare students with the reality & integrity to have a competitive edge in the global job market.
Computers have revolutionized teaching and learning in a big way. They can watch various films on history, geography, wild life, science and encyclopedias with the use of computers to enhance the students’ learning experience with great sound and excellent picture quality and commentaries on Compact Discs’ or DVD’s as well as from the internet. The use of computers also includes the use of internet which has widen the education system to even more possibilities.
The internet provides a great deal of access through various information on any subject or research and any other technical information with ease. Moreover, a computer is patient and non-judgmental, which can give the student motivation to continue learning. According to studies conducted, the effectiveness of computers used for instruction, students usually learn more in less time when receiving computer-based instructions and develop more positive attitudes toward computers in computer-based classes.
Thus through the use of computers, schools, colleges and universities are making scientific, creative, and engineering advances to produce well qualified and highly skilled professionals for it is best for students to start learning and using the computer at a young age for a better benefit in the future.