How teachers lose their position in teaching and learning process under the current revolution in education technology

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Education technology, according to philosophy of education on encyclopedia of 1996 may be placed into three categories, Substantive technology which is at the helm of human affairs either good or ill and work to liberate or enslave humanity, instrumentalism technology that deals with tools and techniques as objects for animation of human purpose to give them moral life and pluralist technology which draw more heavenly upon survey research concerning how teachers and others have actually used education technologies.

All these kinds of education technology related on the position of teachers in teaching and learning process. As teaching and learning are central to any discussion of education as technology involved. Hence, teaching according to Hyman (1971) is an activity in which a learned person learns his pupils. Therefore teaching is an instructional process that involves interactions between teacher, learner and environment, while learning refers to the process of acquiring knowledge, skill or value by studying, experience or institution.

The current revolution in education technology aims to demonstrate how innovative learning environment in classroom, supported powerful new technologies can revolutionalize learning as far as many education facilities has been innovated, such as Computers, internet, mike, scientific calculators as well as projectors. However, with these innovations those are designed to help teachers to their position of teaching and learning process there are arguments that, teachers loose or gain their position in teaching and learning process under the current revolution in education technology.

The current revolution in education technology has led the teachers to lose their position in teaching and learning process, as in the following discussion:-

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Revolution in education technology has led to laziness in learning to the teachers, due to the innovation of various facilities such as Computer, teachers have been introducing topic and leave to students to go and search themselves in the various internet, hence teacher lose their position in teaching since they are not teaching really, instead, they introduce topic to the students.

Source of unemployment, the current revolution in education technology has led limited employment to the teachers, whereby there are various education institutions that have been opened without employing teachers, for example the Open Universities and distant learning have no longer need teachers, since the learner use the online education, hence teacher lose the position in teaching and learning process.

Loss of ethical standard of teaching and learning, the current revolution in education technology has created the deterioration of moral of teaching and learning such as wearing style which has negative impacts to the learners, that now days the teachers who are employed especially from universities, they tend to dress improperly, due to watch various style of dressing in western nations, so once they apply them in academic sphere, the learner  do lose the morale of learning and concentrate on the style and appearance of teachers, hence teachers lose their position in teaching and learning process.

Teachers facilitate the technology rather than teaching precisely, that due to technology, students have been sifting information from many sources and producing project to present their knowledge using computer and internet throughout. Hence teachers are embracing their new roles as learning coach and manager, rather than as exclusive instructor. Hence, lose their position in teaching and learning.

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Technology revolution in education leads teachers to lose concentration on the subject matter, this is due to the fact that, teachers do not settle and read many books and references as possible, instead they rely on information from the internet and computers, so teachers lose competences in subject matter, hence there is no transmission of information that student memorize and store for future use. Therefore teachers lose their position in teaching and learning process.

In other hand the current revolution in education technology has much benefit to teachers in their position of teaching and learning process as below in the following discussion:-

Education technology helps teachers to store more information that later are used in teaching and learning, for example Computers have a part to store documents, so the teachers have been collecting much information as possible and store them in a safety way that later teachers display them to the learner during class hours and lectures that we usually see the teacher use power point during the lectures. Hence the current revolution in education technology has benefits to teachers in their position of teaching and learning process.

Expansion of teachers’ knowledge on teaching and learning process; as teachers became familiar with the use of internet and Computers, they end up straight and expand their knowledge, for example through the internet and computers, teachers learn different techniques of teaching and learning from their fellow worldwide and enable to explain them to the students, this expand teachers’ knowledge as well as student, hence education technology has much benefit to teachers in the position of teaching and learning process.

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Education technology simplify work in teaching and learning process, whereby the use of projectors during lectures, do simplify work and save the time, it enables the learners to get materials simultaneously and in right time, for the students education technology enable them to sift information from many source and simplifying their work. It is believed that under the computers and internet, no any hard question cannot be solved. Hence education technology has better to the teachers in their position in teaching and learning process.

Education technology helps teachers to interact with their fellow teachers worldwide and get various materials to use in teaching and learning. Through education technology and various innovation that has discovered towards the facilities in education process such as computers, teachers usually use them to communicate with their fellow teachers, also enable them to search materials that later on used in teaching and learning process. Hence current revolution in education technology makes teachers to gain more in their position in teaching and learning process.

Concussively, education technology is more useful to the teachers in learning and teaching process, especially in this twenty first century, not only for the teachers but also the students who are now shifting information from many sources and producing project to present their knowledge using computers and internet throughout, but teachers should not embrace their new role as learning coach and manager rather than as exclusive instructor.

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