Some Disadvantages of the Use of Computers in the Teaching and Learning Process
The existence of computers as well as the internet provides advancements in our community. This modern technological tool gives benefits in many fields of work because of its fast and accurate processing of mathematical and logical operations.
Different establishments and fields of work have been using computers and find it good and beneficial. From the business sector, to engineering and architecture, to medicines, and to the other field of sciences, the use of computers is evident.
In education, the uses of computers are now being integrated with the teaching and learning processes. Some people say this is good since computers could enhance the learning of the students. Other critics say that this move might not be good because of some considerations. They stress that the integration of computers in the teaching and learning process might bring some disadvantages.
According to them, the use of computers in education processes provides disadvantages in different aspects. When computers are used in teaching, there are tendencies that the effective teaching will disappear between the teacher and the learner. This is due to the intervention of the attention that is given by the student to the computer machines. In other words, computers could become a barrier in communication between the teacher and the learner.