Does technology aid or prevent learning?
Technology has made inroads into learning on an unprecedented scale. Books can also be considered technology at a primitive level, as it helped in spreading the word at a faster pace than before. But, the current definition of technology in learning is based on the various devices that are being used as learning aids starting from the mobile phone to the laptop as well as augmented reality and virtual reality devices. On the other hand, technology has impacted human attention spans and along with learning, technology has brought about numerous distractions through the easily available social media and entertainment.
So, one hand, technology has made learning easier and faster. On the other hand, technology has made human mind less capable of sustained attention and emotionally vulnerable to misuse of information.