The adverse effect of Technology on Education
In the present times, majority of young students have become addicted to the internet. Numerous studies suggest that children are spending more than fifty hours on the digital media platforms like Facebook and Twitter (Rachel & Douglas n.p). The problem has even resulted in death as some of the young people ignore feeding to play and end up dying. This paper illustrates how students spend too much time on social media and gaming, and little time accessing on education, and useful information online.
Students are spending a minimal amount of time accessing education-related information. An example of such a case is that of a 15-year-old from South Korea (Rachel & Douglas n.p). The student plays for 8 hours a day and is up all weekend to play games. The student performance has dropped as he is not using the internet for learning purposes. Previously the child was among the top performers in his course, but now he is in the bottom half of the class. The boy is unable to communicate when asked questions; such are the adverse effects of the internet on learning.
Sherry Turkle who is a professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a university which teaches the world’s most talented student says that the internet has necessitated changing the approach of teaching the students. Adapting new teaching methods is the only way to improve