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 computers 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 at their fingertips 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 by 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.
Student and Information Technology
The students of the twenty-first century would find Information Technology (IT) to be a very useful tool for developing themselves. Computers, the Internet, and IT are closely related. The new millennium would essentially belong to the efficient and competent citizens of the world. Hence, the students would do well to get themselves trained in this vital area.
Students can use IT by learning computer operations. Computers are quite efficient devices. These could be used to learn the syllabi taught in schools and colleges. Mathematics, sciences, drawing, fine arts, painting, history, civics, and other vital subjects could be learned with the help of educational Compact Disks (CDs). The teachers could also guide the students in the context.
Further, computers are also useful for entertainment and leisure. High-quality games could be played on the computers. And if the monitors of the computers are large and coloured, they would certainly enjoy the thrill of computer games. These games (like car races) would also develop the skills and concentration of the students. Moreover, the students can play these games at home during any time of the day (or night), without bothering other members of the family.
Some students, whose parents have Internet access, would be able to surf through various websites of Internet Information about every topic is available on the Internet. The student should surf through good websites so that only good-quality and useful information is collected by him or her. If he or she just ‘wanders’ through the Internet sites, he or she would waste his time as well as Internet time and would incur expenses in terms of telephone bills. There are many educational websites, available on the Internet. On some websites, the information and articles could be downloaded as well (which means that the information could be printed on paper if the student has an access to a printer as well).
IT is the name of the game in the times to come. Information is knowledge and knowledge, as the student knows, is power. Earlier, during the eighties and the seventies, information was not available. But nowadays, it is in abundance. The student, like a swan, has to pick the right type of information and use if for his educational needs. This is not an easy task as a lot of information and data being circulated on the Internet and computers are not of much value for the students.
Other tools of IT include cellular phones, E-mail (though Internet operations), fax machines, telephones, magazines (related to computers sports and education), yellow pages, music cassettes, books, CDs, encyclopedias and newspapers. All these tools would help the students in gaining more knowledge. And a student, who has the knowledge, would certainly be able to make a good career in his life. IT is here to help the students in building their careers. They have to utilise this technology for their improvement in academic fields. They would also be able to learn more about this world, its citizens and the environment. The world is a small village, thanks to IT. In this changed world, students could be more aware about their capabilities, career goals and the society they live in. Welcome to the era of IT. We wish you all the best in your endeavours in this new “super age of information and achievements.”