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There was a time I had issue with a lecturer's course and I didn't want to block/sort because I was not into that, so I met one lecturer in our church which is a close friend to the man, I explained everything to him and he said one thing that changed my thoughts on passing any examination, no matter how hard the examination may appear.
"Do you know that 95% of lecturers get their exam questions somewhere? It's just few of them that go through the process of changing figures/words or formulate their own questions, and even the ones that do that, they don't go far from what has been done before"
He went further to explain and said;
"The challenge with students is that they don't bother to make research. Since these questions are copied from somewhere which are either textbooks or internet, then students can access those materials too to match up with the lecturer"
That's just the basic truth about the era of technology on education, it has made schooling easier... although not to everyone especially those that are still struggling with it(some see phones as evil tools)
How did technology helped me in my schooling days.
Guys! I'm the phone type even though I didn't had the opportunity to use a very nice phone during my schooling days. My phone was just everything to me, most times instead of buying handouts or textbooks, all I did was just snap them and store on my phone which I read anytime I want...it sounds impossible, right? I did that.
It my final year project works, both the research and typing were done with my phone,,,it was even Tecno Y2 that I used and I was glad because it saved me from those huge charges if I had given the work out.
Of course there were distractions too
Aside the excess times on chats, watching movies and the rest, I spent a lot of time charging my phone.
Back then, I always close from school around 4:00pm because I stay back to charge my phones after lectures. Imagine the time wasting🙇.
The future of Technology on Education
What we've seen is just a tip of the iceberg of what technology on Education can do.
In my schooling days I never thought that studying between a teacher and students could be possible online but look at where we are now...
I remember those days that we used to visit a computer center to register things online and afterwards, they'll copy out your username, password and give to you incase you're returning back, but who does that these days?
What about the days we used to queue up in banks to pay dues and school fees? But now, things are done at our comfort.
As far as I'm concerned, things will continue to improve and make schooling easier but my fear is the side effects it'd bring especially the distractions and being indulged in abnormal practices...you know the modern pattern used in examination malpractice these days, right? Incase you don't know, please use Google 🤭.
Thanks for reading.