It’s really amazing how far technology advanced. Back in the old days when I was still a student, I would literally have to sweat first in finding the right book when I have assignments or tasks to do for school, then I would have to search the book for the topic I was looking for.
Sounds a real hassle right? Well, it had its fair share of fun as well, except for the fact that if you’re lazy, you would definitely have a hard time to get a passing grade.
The first time mobile devices came out, I was frantic and excited about it. However, I never would have thought that it could affect our way of living so much. It was just for fun back then, but as of today, no one could probably get over a day without having a great long ‘one-on-one’ time with their mobile devices. It also had its huge share of development when it comes to the education of students today.
Remember what I’ve told you a while ago about students back in the old days? I won’t label it as good or bad, but today, students don’t even need to go out of the house to learn. You would probably see it in some ‘memes’ about graduates thanking ‘Google’ for their success. That’s basically it. Instead of books, they have ‘Google’ nowadays. If that is not enough, they have eBooks today too and many more to help them with their various school agendas.
It doesn’t stop there! When I was searching learning materials on the Internet for my little brother who was just about to go to preschool, I found a site on Preschool Homeschool Curriculum that mentioned the online tool ABC Mouse. That just amazed me. Now, you could download a homeschool curriculum, and the little ones don’t need to go to school to learn anymore! I don’t know if it’s possible for higher education, nonetheless, it is still something that’s awesome.
What just saddens me is that whenever I go out of my house and take a look at the surroundings, or go into a mall, I would see teenagers and even younger ones, engrossed with their mobile devices – tablets, mobile phones and many more private gadgets they have.
With the advances of mobile devices today – various games (offline and online), social networks and many more, I bet that they even have more time playing and chatting with their friends rather than studying. That’s just the truth about this world nowadays. Yes, it makes their studies a lot easier because searching is just a couple of clicks away from them, but back then, even though it’s a hassle, we were still focused in our studies.
Today, when a student is searching for his school assignments, there are probably some detours like when a friend chats with him or if his ‘Clash of Clans’ game has finished training troops, and many more. I just believe that these advances may have pushed education back a little in the ‘list of important things’ for children today, blinding them of what’s really essential.