June 29, 2006 11:12am CST
i just want to know about the general advantages and disadvantages of computers
• United States
22 Oct 06
Children?s Access to Computers in the home: Advantages and Disadvantages and the Implications for Schools. Maureen Barlin CAES ICT February 2000 ABSTRACT Home computers are no longer a novelty. According to research by Gartner e-business computers whirr away quietly in one in three homes in the United Kingdom. Many parents recognise the potential power of the computer as a learning tool and are concerned that their children could be disadvantaged if they do not have access to a computer at home. Other parents feel that their children will be advantaged but are not really sure what the advantages are. Teachers recognise that more and more children have access to a home computer and that the growth in home ownership has implications for schools. Teachers are faced with the task of catering for children with access to the technology without disadvantaging those without. A survey was carried out in an Infant School in the Greater London area to find out the range of computer access available to the children, what parents perceived the benefits of a home computer to be and to look at the implications for the school.