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The impact of Personal Computer on education in last twenty years.

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The impact of Personal Computer on education in last twenty years Dennis Siu Lun Yu April 29, 2004 Computers are used extensively in daily work, and the role of computer in education is becoming more and more important. In the last twenty year computer development has changed a lot in traditional education industry. For these reasons, there have been few effects that impacted on education in last twenty years as significantly as the computer development of personal computer has had positive effect on education. Efficiency, effectiveness and lower cost far outweigh the negative side effect; Intellectual Property and Copyright. There are always few IT teaching tools in modern classroom such as Electrical projector, learning application program, and Personal Computer. All of them are involved with personal computer while working. ...read more.

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Consequently, it has positive gains in achievement on effectiveness. Technology has improved the Efficiency in education, and largely for the better. For one, in the past, teacher used overheads to present selected tables or figures. Now each module which they teach is accompanied by a full set of slides that serve as an outline of the lecture as well as provide tables and figures. Today's teaching and learning tools have expanded well beyond the use of voice, chalk, and pen. Teachers now devote more class time to discussions, cases, and video exercises because they can present the material more efficiently. Cost of education may be reduced while using computer with it, due to teacher tends to use computer to prepare their teaching material, communicate and manage teaching task. ...read more.

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In conclusion, there is positive effect that impacted on education in last twenty years as significantly as the computer development of personal computer has had positive effect on education. Efficiency, effectiveness and lower cost far outweigh the negative side effect; Intellectual Property and Copyright. It shows positive gains in achievement on different area of education. The main gain is students learns more in less time when they receive computer-based in instruction, and student like their classes more and develop more positive attitudes when their classes have computer-base instruction involved. Reference Sproull, L., & Kiesler, S. (1991). Connections: New ways of working in the networked organization. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Odette Radi. (2002). The Impactof Computer Use on Literacy in Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Skills: The University of Melbourne. Sivin-Kachala, J. (1998). Report on the effectiveness of technology in schools, 1990-1997. Software Publisher's Association. 1 ...read more.

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