Technology provides endless information for us, so this may seem like a great idea. After all, the classroom is the place where we learn the most. The technology does provide information, but it also provides a distraction for students.
The Internet is a vast source of information, which I encourage professors to use. Of course, there are some confusions related to some topic which has to get clear so having technology is a plus in the classroom. Using it too much, though, simply leads to distraction.
Technology can become increasingly distracting for students with disabilities that cause them to be more easily distracted. Thus, it is an unfair disadvantage for them to be in such a distracting environment.
I have taken both traditional classes and more technologically advanced classes, and I can honestly say that I learned the most in the traditional classrooms. I was able to focus more on the professor and taking notes, rather than be distracted by my email or Twitter account.
In the classes with the most technology, I observed students listening to music, doing other assignments and browsing their Twitter feed throughout the entire of class. I do not find them completely at fault, though – even I have done this. It is mostly because the distraction of technology provides an easy way out of listening to a “boring” lecture.
Without the technological distractions, students can focus on the professor and material for the class. Also any minute or some other doubts could be asked to the professor and can be cleared .. I am a strong advocate for traditional classroom settings because even though I love technology, it leads to less studying and actual learning in classes.
At the same time, its really useful these days! Technology has made easy for all to access anything anywhere.
Its all because of technology that people are connected to each other and can be educated for any topic that they want.
That is how technology is at the same time useful and beneficial.