Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 | education, technology
The proponents of technology say, “YES.” The education fraternity says, “NEVER.”
This question is discussed in an interesting blog posting on the blog Education Land, maintained by a teacher of English in Saudi Arabia. A few interesting comments, giving some food for thought, are found in this posting. For example, the following observation is made:
Computers and technology already serve as teaching aides. Whether it’s teaching children their ABC’s or helping a college freshman memorize the periodic table, technology for educational purposes is already available.
It is already possible for technology to take over some of the functions of teachers.
As technology tools become cheaper and more readily available, we can anticipate that it will take over more functions of teachers.
Will technology ever replace teachers? Perhaps not completely, but it can go a long way towards filling the void where there is a shortage of teaching skills.