Essay about Use of Technology in Education
While taking a typing course in high school, the hardest part was remembering where each key was. I could never figure out why the typewriter keys were set up in the order they were, but once I learned the …show more content…
Over the next decade, enhancements were invented that improved the speed and storage capability of the computer. Information and word processing programs that once had to be loaded by disk with each use could now be loaded into the computer's hard drive. A "modem" sat beside the computer to enable one machine to communicate or exchange information with another machine in the same office. Soon, computers could talk to each other regardless of where they were. The modem and the "windows" environment are probably the most important advances in computers and completely changed our way of life. They enabled users to do multiple projects at one time and opened the doors of communication with others around the world.
The Internet, along with many online programs has made the personal computer a virtual classroom in itself. For example, research for classroom and homework assignments once required visits to the local public library to obtain information. Now, full color encyclopedias and reference "books" are kept on small compact disks, ready to load into the computer. The days of purchasing costly and quickly outdated publications and