Will technology really help children study better? It is important to understand that the technology, by itself, will cause more harm than good. Let us take the example of television. More and more people spend time watching movies on the television. We consume huge quantities of junk food in this process.
The end result is that technology is blamed for the increase in obesity levels in today’s generation. Well, this is a cynical way of approaching things. The fault lies in ourselves and not in technology. Well, what is a guarantee that children will not commit the same mistakes?
Access to the internet can be used to visit educational websites or to visit inappropriate websites. Considering the past record of mankind, it is difficult to confidently state that people will use technology for the right reasons alone.
This means that online learning cannot operate in an unsupervised environment. Considering the fact that adolescence is the time when children love to break rules and ignore morale and practical benefits, it is indeed difficult to understand how online learning can be offered for young teenagers.
Even if certain technological solutions are identified, there is absolutely no denying that the utopian idea of children learning with the help of computers without any human intervention is just not feasible. At best, technology will be another aid to the human teacher.
Until computers learn the difference between the right and wrong, it is impossible to make the computer in charge of educating the child. If this is done, chances are high that the quality of education will suffer and the child will end up possessing useless information of inappropriate things.