Pedagogical Role Of Computers

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Today, the ever improving role of computers and instructional technology have lead us to the controversy of where and when to utilise them efficiently. Since computers occupy most of our lives their application in education is very common. But their intrusion may sometimes result in failure that stems from the lack of peculiar human attributes. Besides computers are always effective in human teaching and learning process in the conditions such as they have information but no authority , they are passive obedient, have no space time constraints and can be ignored when not needed like pedagogues of old times.

To begin with, computers have the superiority of having large amounts of information/knowledge although they have no authority. Through computers and networks one can access any kind of information, knowledge or multimedia resource. Besides they don't limit us like the people who hold authority. Any information can be extracted from them regardless of permission and thus promoting the research skills of students.

Database and the Internet resources are typical examples in that point of view.

Second, overcoming space and time limitations they contribute learning a great deal. For instance the availability of the computer that I use now provided me to access the board and complete my task in the middle of the night. Could it be possible to find a tutor for any sort of information right at that time? What about partially sighted or disabled people? Distance learning may gain the attendance of such people as well as others'.

Thirdly, we posses a chance of deserting or ignoring them when we are not pleased with or we don't need them. Any technology or application may be discarted or replaced when the newer versions are available but this sort of treatment is considered as humiliation for a teacher.