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Nicole Brown
Online Discussion 4/13
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:30am
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I have settled on doing the same topic for me issue paper as I used for my annotated bibliography. This is the use of technology in the classroom. One side of the argument would be that the technology benefits the studentsí learning in the classroom. I would argue for that side that the students would be aided from using advanced technology because it adds to their interest in learning, as well as makes it easier on their teachers to grade assignments and communicate with the students. The other side to the argument would be that the students do not benefit from technology. For this side I would argue that it just adds to the distractions that are in classrooms that students have to deal with these days. To support this, I would add that most students already have cell phones and the Internet that stop them from concentrating in the classroom, and added technology only builds on it.
I think that the greatest challenge for this paper will be finding sufficient evidence for the two sides of the argument. I think I will be able to find a lot of proof for why technology is beneficial to students, but it will be harder to back up the opposing argument, that it deters from learning in the classroom. However, it will be helpful to have my research from the annotated bibliography to help me find support for the two sides of the argument. I think once I get past finding the evidence writing the paper will be easier. I also think that it will be difficult to try to be completely unbiased while writing this paper. I obviously have my own opinions on the subject, and this may cause some problems for me. Having to give equal weight to both sides of the argument may be a problem factor since I think it will be difficult to find a lot of evidence for the argument that the technology deters from learning in the classroom. However, once I find the supporting evidence I just have to make sure that I give equal amounts to the sides.

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