LOST GENERATION 4
Afterwatching the “”, I felt I felt I require using thedigital technology as a platform for sharing valuable life lessons Ihave learned since I started learning. Several persons associatedwith the lost generation felt frustrated and engaged in alcoholism.The books reviewed in the video portrays other negative attitudesthat affected the “post World-War I” generation such asimmorality, aimlessness, and poor social skills. I feel I have aresponsibility of sharing educational information that can encouragemarginalized persons in the society such as the post-World-Warsurvivors. The online platform is a valuable sharing platform becauseit reaches a wide audience, and the cost of sharing digitalinformation is lower compared to printed publications (Warschauer,2003).
In“A Vision of Today’s Students”, some students complain thatthey spend hundreds of dollars buying books that they never read.Others complain that only 26% of the information they study in theclassroom is valuable in their life. The digital platform offers aconvenient research resource for applicable information in life. Theprint books used in physical classrooms are costly, as well as havelimited information. On the other hand, the same books are availablein public digital libraries, either free or at a significantly lowercost than the printed versions. Besides, the technology will allow meto share academic information with other students worldwide (Collins& Halverson, 2009).
Manystudents are forced to multitask learning to earn maintenance cash.As a result, some students never attend classes despite having paidthe entire school fees. Majority fail to attend classrooms becausethe work hours conflict with that of the classroom. The onlineeducation programs offered through the digital platforms caneliminate the inconvenience of students skipping classes as everystudent can login in his or her account where the lessons for the dayare saved. In other campuses, the students can book lecturers to beteaching them at irregular learning hours such as during the night,lunch breaks, or early in the mornings. Several students also fail tocomplete the assigned readings because they have more work to do thanthe time available. Digital classes can save the time a studentspends travelling to a school, interruptions from their colleagues,and the students can use the online time more economically than in alive class as the educators edit the information they post to thestudents in advance (West, 2012).
Lastly,the digital technology offers affordable and faster learningplatform. Online classes are relatively cheaper than in brick andmortar settings. A student can have education debt of up to $20,000by the time of graduation. Online learning programs are affordablethus, students will not have to incur such high education cost. Inaddition, the internet helps students to develop competent researchskills at young age. The students can also compare academic materialwith students from other institutions across the globe. In-depthresearch enhances the quality of education students receive (Collins& Halverson, 2009).
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West,D. M. (2012). Digitalschools: How technology can transform education.Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press.
Warschauer,M. (2003). Technologyand social inclusion: Rethinking the digital divide.Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.: MIT Press.