Today, we have become a society that relies heavily on technology to function at work, at home, and in other areas of our lives. The result of increasing technology demand is that computers and other technological devices have a tremendous impact on all areas of our daily lives. In addition, computer technology is now used in all fields of business. With a society that now relies heavily on computers, it makes sense that computer technology will be used in the classroom. For students, the use of computers in class has become an important part of the curriculum.
The following explains the benefits of using a computer in a class:
Career Preparation: The use of computers in class helps students prepare for life after school. They will be prepared for a variety of careers that involve the use of computers. In addition, they will not be disadvantaged when competing for job positions because most companies today want their employees to have experience with computers. It is the task of educators to prepare students to be successful in the job market and equipping them with knowledge of computers is very important to prepare them for diverse and competitive markets. If a student does not have the right computer training, their job prospects will be very limited.
Excel in Study: When using a computer in class, it can help students do better, develop important skills such as word processing skills, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and foster independent learning. This also allows for individual attention that the teacher might not be able to give when teaching classes that are full of students. In addition, students receive instant feedback when they complete tests and quizzes that motivate them to continue learning. Students will be able to learn by trial and error that promotes independent thinking.
Fun Learning: Using a computer makes learning more enjoyable. When using the internet, students have access to a volume of information in various types of formats that are lacking in traditional textbooks. They can also be involved in various very interesting projects such as showing human organs in 3D. When using computers in classrooms, lessons become fun and interesting rather than boring tasks. Computer technology provides information and experiences that books cannot provide.
Computer technology is not only a part of most areas of our lives, it is also constantly changing. The result is the need to teach students about computers and computer technology so that they are ready to have a successful future. A student who does not know the important things about the use of computers and computer components such as networks, word processors, databases, operating systems, computer software, computer hardware, sound cards, laptop computers, desktop computers, computer memory, computer accessories, power supplies, video cards, motherboards, and other components, will suffer serious losses when they leave school. Using and understanding computer technology is very important outside of school and classrooms are places where computer learning must begin.