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(First para – intro) Technology has been trying to solve a huge problem that the education sphere has been facing since the industrial age. To make education grow at scale and be accessible at the same time. Thus dealing with the issues of volume and reach. Since technology gives a large number of students the opportunity to actively participate in the classroom, this would eventually usher in a change of role the professor plays in the coming years and decades. (Second para infavour of tech) There are some clear winners and losers when it comes to leveraging the power of technology in the education sector. Technologies has solved problems in ways such as: The new set of learners are connected through internet across the globe. Introduction of technology will allow students to interact and learn not just about the topic but also about the cultures. We are witnessing a much higher penetration rate of high quality education in remote areas. Ex: ‘School in the cloud’ enabled self-learning with minimal guidance
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Unformatted text preview: Convenience factor has increased several fold due to being able to replay the content multiple times at any location and through any medium (Third para – in favour of lectures) Due to human evolution it has been proven that we are social animals and some elements must remain as such. There will always be a place for teachers as: Tech based education in it’s current form (online resources for self- learning in terms of accessibility) is for the most part, one sided communication. Two way communication is far more effective in terms of information exchange. Physical classroom learning through peers sharing of insights and experiences is difficult to emulate with one way learning technology. Additionally, complex concepts are best explained by an expert in the field who can offer real-time clarification of the concepts (Conclusion – diplomatic, both sides have valid points) Therefore, we believe that technology should replace some lectures not all....
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