The Market Overview
Computers have passed a long history of development transforming from scientific projects, a hallmark of academic research themselves to working tools and now the main instruments of understanding and cognizing the surrounding world. Now they are changing the way of teaching and learning. ¬†However, many would prefer to postpone technological revolution in education till the time a person enters the university. Many people are sure that prior that time young people are more prone to subjective and biased information which can harm immature minds.
Some people are on the contrary sure, that if a person starts surfing the net from the very beginning, he or she gains the necessary experience in finding useful information, he or she even learns to live there. Taking into consideration the latest developments in augmented reality technologies it might certainly come true in the near future.
Some teachers believe that good old traditional methods of teaching are quite reliable and there is no urgent need to revamp the whole system.†While modern educators are pretty sure that learning should be fun and should involve the recent technologies, inluding mobile ones (for more information, check here). And the more fun a student has, the more successful the results of the teaching process will be. And nowadays a computer or some other digital technologies are the ultimate condition of fun.
The most interesting opinion is shared by a number of parents who in general view a computer as a new baby-sitter a rather upgraded one when compared with the previous version ‚Äď a TV-set. ¬†¬†They seem to think that buying a computer for their child is enough to make him or her upload and engage into some educative programs, surf informative sites and resources.¬† And they are bitterly disappointed when their children spend most of the time indulging into some stupid shooter, tearing their enemies to bloody pieces or chat with the same rattle-brained peers¬† in some neighboring district discussing football or MTV. It was quite clear from the very beginning that a child or even a teenager need some sort of guidance to enter the Internet world, somebody who would teach them to behave at different forums and online discussions¬†¬† as many of them as well as older persons share the same illusion of lack of restraint which seems to be the Internet main feature.
But sooner or later all of them come to¬† some sort of a conclusion that computer skills are indispensable for children not to lag behind the time and be competitive at the current education and workforce market.