Computers in Modern Education Two Essay

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In fact, it is difficult to imagine many other possible areas where increased funding and emphasis would equal the benefits of investing in computer technology in higher education. Computers on campus facilitate communications between students and faculty that provides much closer supervision and better access to professors on the part of students. Even in liberal arts studies of classical literature, computers allow instantaneous access to commentaries and many different academic perspectives from libraries and databases worldwide.

More generally, the current prospect for being hired directly out of college in one's field of study is not particularly good. In all likelihood, most new graduates from American colleges next year will not find employment in their chosen fields directly after college. However, all of them will almost certainly rely heavily on their computer literacy and competence immediately upon being hired in any professional capacity. Today, computer skills play a significant role in the evolution of students into professionals, whether one pursues employment in academia, professional trades, retail services, marketing, creative arts, journalism, law enforcement, or the military.

By the turn of the 21st century, it was already clear that increasing computer literacy and competence would be one of the most important purposes of modern education. In addition, the direct application of computers to the classroom also benefits the traditional academic focus tremendously. Ultimately, the combination suggests that computer technology and instruction are among the most justified budgetary expenditures among all of those typically considered by institutions of higher education…

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