In the past lectures were the traditional method of teaching large numbers of students. Nowadays new technology is increasingly being used to teach students. Do the advantages of this new approach outweigh the disadvantages?

As we move into the twenty -
first
century,
technology
is affecting many different areas of life
and
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And
education
is no exception. Indeed, in some institutions traditional forms of
education
have
been
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Been
revolutionised by new
technology
to the extent that the lecture is no longer the
main
an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
man
method
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Method
of delivery. While there are a variety of benefits to
this
new approach, there are
also
significant
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Significant
drawbacks. Perhaps the greatest bonus of the introduction of
technology
is the flexibility it offers.
This
is
evident
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Evident
in two different ways.
Firstly
, it is now no longer essential for students to be present in
the
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The
lecture theatre for their courses.
This
means that part - time courses for adults who are in
employment
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Employment
and distance learning courses for people in other countries are now much more
practical
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Practical
. Another area of flexibility is of course that the lecturer and tutor are able to use
Moodles
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Models
, interactive whiteboards and other tools to deliver their courses in a more stimulating
way
how something is done or how it happens
Way
to large numbers of students. Not everything,
however
, about the introduction of
this
new
technology
into
education
is
positive
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Positive
. One major problem is that not all students are comfortable with using
technology
, even
if
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If
they are part of the digital native generation.
This
is a serious issue as they may suffer from
their
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Their
lack of technological skills. Another related issue is that
education
is a human activity and it
works
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Works
best with as much human interaction as possible. Impersonal
technology
cannot replace
the
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The
human contact found in traditional face - to - face tutorials and seminars. As we have seen, there are major benefits to the introduction of
technology
into
education
, not
least
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Least
because it enables modern forms of
education
such
as distance learning courses.
This
is
balanced
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Balanced
,
however
, by the fact that it can be too impersonal for some and disadvantages others
for
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For
their lack of technological skills.
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