EDL 822- Module 5 DQ 1.docx - What role does technology have in education Should the role of technology increase or decrease Why As technology usage has

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What role does technology have in education? Should the role of technology increase or decrease? Why? As technology usage has become an omnipresent and integral part of everyday life, so too has the use of technology in the school setting. Teaching with technology is growing fast, therefore it is important to question whether the increased investment in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is translating into actual use and improved educational outcomes (Bladergroen, Chigona, Bytheway, Cox, Dumas, & van Zyl, 2012). The many types of technology available to students has had a great impact on the learning process, on how students access course content, and on how students interact with the content and teacher in the 21 st century classroom (Friedman, 2014). Technology in the classroom is a tool to support quality teaching and proven educational pedagogy, however teachers must modify pedagogical practices to accommodate the implementation of technology to support content area instruction (Hegedus, Tapper, & Dalton, 2016). As educators, we must guide students to the creation of a knowledge
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