Students and Information Technology
Information Technology has been defined as the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer based information systems. It deals with the use of electronic computer and computer software to convert, store, process, transmit and secure information. So when computer and communication technologies are put together, the result is InfoTech.
We talk about the new generation of tech savvy students. They are really up to date with everything that is happening in the world of technology. For them staying connected is a central part of their lives. With a wide range to choose from, info technology is on their finger tips and is also easily accessible.
When a survey was done about using or application of this technology, many students said that they used it primarily for educational purposes. Next came communications – they said it was used for writing a document, surfing the net and creating websites. Next was gaming which is again very popular among the younger generation.
The student of today is indeed very lucky because just at the click of a button he has so much help and aid at his disposal. This technology has improved the learning process providing software applications such as PPT and Excel as tools.
But this Info Technology can sometimes be misused. The internet has opened up new vistas of communication and yet we are all aware that when handled without caution this can prove a little risky. The internet revolution has crossed all boundaries and brought people closer. Yet sometimes you wonder whether we are losing that human touch.