Computers and Education

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Computers and Education

Nowadays, it is generally believed that computers are essential for our modern education. They are indispensable studying tool that makes it easier for many people to learn subjects from mathematics to language skills. However, there are some aspects of a good education that cannot be taught using computers.

Computers play a significant role in all fields of modern society. They are widely used by banks for account management and by stores for keeping records of sales and inventory. Computers are also necessary for interpreting data from a patient's history and determining diagnosis. Moreover, computers make an important contribution to the education. They are widely used by school and university students and by students who study at home.

Computers may be very helpful for learning most subjects. Some of those subjects are mathematics, languages, information technology that cannot be taught without computer, and so on. Computers are capable of storing and combining information in a way that makes is very simple to access and use.

Computers simplify students studying by providing them with easy typing software, many useful exercises. In addition, they can make it easier for teachers to assess the students and mark their work.

However, there are some features that cannot be taught by using computers.

For example, it seems obvious that the subject like singing would be virtually impossible to learn without teacher's involvement. Furthermore, while computers can be used by students for learning languages, they cannot provide them with an adequate feedback on their pronunciation or writing skills. Learning such subjects like chemistry and physics would be extremely difficult or sometimes even dangerous without teacher's supervision while having done various experiments.

In conclusion, it is important to point out that computers can be beneficial for educational purposes and they can help students with learning...