Disadvantage

In: Computers and Technology

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Advantages:

* Is more likely to engage students, since colours and interactive education will bring learning to life!
* Can be quicker to get notes down.
* Can use sounds to reinforce important messages.
* Helps prepare some students for jobs where IT will be used.
* Can make schoolbags less heavy to carry, since it will reduce the number of books.
* Videos can be shown to teach certain topics.

Disadvantages:

* Prevents students from developing good, handwriting, spelling, grammar skills etc.
* In exams, students will need to use a pen and not being used to handwriting pieces of work may mean in the exam the students will suffer from writer's fatigue.
* Actively writing notes has been shown to help some students learn.
* Students may be more likely to read notes they have written themselves, rather than ones that have simply been written and printed off by someone else.
* Significant periods of time spent on computers can lead to headaches, eyesight problems, repetitive strain injury etc.

The following disadvantages gives a list of objectives that staff and facilitators may be required to deal with should problems occur throughout using the ICT equipment.

• Cost
• Training
• Distractions
• Reliability
• Damage
• Safety
• Hacking
• Resources (or lack of)

As you can see I have already listed disadvantages of ICT in education and all seem costly. The initial equipment even though would be an investment and learning aid is expensive. After the initial cost there is the fact of training the staff/ facilitators to use the equipment correctly as bad usage can cause incorrect teaching to pupils. Also coming under cost is damage, as, if the equipment gets damages then the damage repair fees are required to get the equipment back up and running. Distractions such as the internet, computer games and email is also a big disadvantage.

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