Advantages and Disadvantages of Technology
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Advantages

  • reach a much larger audience from greater geographic locations
  • help disabled and geographically isolated students
  • help students with busy schedules, freedom to work at home on their own time
  • decrease overcrowded classrooms
  • offer more classes at peak demand times of day and week, increasing flexibility in class scheduling
  • decrease paper and photocopying costs, promoting concept of "green revolution"
  • access to students of everything instructors present in the classroom
  • train students to learn new technology skills they can use later in the work place

Disadvantages

  • selecting appropriate hardware and software programs
  • incompatible technology issues
  • challenges when submitting assignments
  • some students can't afford modern computer technologies
  • students usually pan an online technology fee
  • instructors and students need training to learn how to use online technology
  • possibility of cheating on tests and quizzes 
  • difficult to motivate students, requires self-discipline and self-motivation

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