Nowadays, computers are everywhere – homes, schools, colleges, libraries, bookstores, banks, companies, hospitals and even in hotels! We cannot imagine our life without computers and the fact is that they have become so important that nothing can replace them. Computers are important in the field of education, which is very much true indeed. This article is going to talk about the good effects of computers in the field of education.
Let’s begin with my own college life with the computer as an example:
In my days, students like me didn’t own a PC until entering the college. I still remember how excited I were on the day that Papa took me to the local store and buy me one. I was the first person who owns a laptop in my dormitory. From then on, I often use my laptop to help with my study.
Before having a lesson, I usually searched the background information about the new lesson so that I could get teachers’ points easily. After classes, teachers often uploaded revision notes and worksheets on the Internet which could help us to learn more efficiently. With a computer, I could download the revision notes from the Internet with my laptop and then printed them in paper to see and share with others.
In my college life with a computer, I would search online to find the answers when I encountered some difficult problems. If I would like to read a book that couldn’t be found in the school library, I would find its e-book version and read the book online.
On those days that I work for my graduation thesis, I depended on my laptop most. I used it to collect information, find evident to support my thesis, write the thesis, send the first draft to my supervisor, and get a feedback, and revise the thesis, etc.
All above, apparently the computer is very useful for my education, and it is a good helper for me indeed. By computers, we can do research works on various topics in different subjects. This helps us to extend our learning to the maximum. Teachers can upload revision notes and worksheets on the Internet which will help the students. Apart from teachers, the whole world uploads worksheets and notes on the Internet. There are online education systems on the Internet, which help us to read information about topics, take quizzes, see our scores and have online tests and examinations. Many countries such as the USA have started taking entrance tests online on the Internet.
On the other hand, don't computers tell us the meaning of English words which we don't know? Aren't there e-books on the Internet? We can always be sure that computers are important in the field of education.