Can computers replacing teachers?

@cuttyrish (2663)
United States
February 24, 2007 6:27am CST
We all know that computer and internets are major source of information nowadays. In whcih, it have replace libraries, and people doesnt seem to read books now, they just search what they want in the net. I agress, its fast and easy but it makes people lazy. For me Computers may replace books or libraries, but it cant replace teachers. No matter how fast you can learn using computers and the net, it cant replace the connection and interaction the teacher have with the student. There is like a emotional relationship developing between them, which will make a student to be a good person or develop its character. So guys, what do you think does computers replace teachers?
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52 responses
24 Feb 07
I remember a short while ago that I responded to a questions about computers/internet replacing books and libraries, and in that I came to the conclusion that I didn't think that would happen because there will always be a need for people without computers to use books, and that computers, whilst becoming smaller and more portable, aren't as convenient as books just yet. I think your question is interesting, but again, I don't think computers will replace teachers, not just for the physical aspect of teaching, just think how complex it is that some students require additional help, think of the huge numbers of questions that children with inquisitive minds like to ask, and another thing is the discipline of the children. I don't know what its like in other countries but here in the UK there are huge issues over the behaviour of children. I think it would be too complex a task for a computer to handle. Computers are fantastic for day to day tasks that require a set pattern, or small variations from patterns, they require human interaction to do anything more complicated than that. Also, I bet a teacher would cost a lot less than a cyborg one :)
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• India
25 Feb 07
may me they can give knowledge but computers cant give emotional bonding
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@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
27 Feb 07
you've got a point there...books are very useful to the ones without computer and the people with computer too. Books are much accurate than the ones that we can find in the net, although sometimes it can have errors, but books are still nicer. Net is just a substitution. Well, thanks for your response...rated +.
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
27 Feb 07
thanks for your response...+
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
24 Feb 07
No I do not think computers can ever replace teatchers. Humans need humans. Forming relationships and interacting woith one another is vital to us i believe. You can never get the same from a machine. In addition to forming relationships and interacting, I think the teachers have a lot more going in their favor. Teachers know their students, and are thus in a good position to motivate them. knowing the students they are also able to present the material to be taught in a way each student may understand. They are rolemodels when it comes to behaviour and socialising. Teachers may get new ideas - a machine can only mirror information back. I'd say the teachers will be around for many years to come.
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
24 Feb 07
nice view you got there...and i agree with it. Teachers can get new ideas and they may formulate their own ideas regarding the subject they are teachings. thanks for your respond, plus for you.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
13 Sep 08
Thanks!
@bezzamae (447)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
i dont think so because there are certain things teacher can do that computers cant do. they can interact with you, talk with you or perhaps laugh with you. teachers do make rapport with their student while computers dont. so no matter how high out technoology is,i still believe, teachers should stay as is.
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@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
24 Feb 07
i totally agree with you, i dont think computer can ever replace a teacher, for many reasons like the one you said that teachers can talk with us or even laught with us. Our teachers can be our friends, we could have bonding with our teachers esp in schools, and etc. And computers dont have emotion. a plus for you. thanks for your response.
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
Well from my own experience, in some ways the internet can replace a teacher but in other ways it cannot. I completed much of my highschool diploma online and actually found that my concentration level and grades improved dramatically. I think it depends on the type of learner that you are. People who are easily distracted under the presence of other people, learning on the computer could be ideal for them because it's so independent. But you're right, the emotional connection and interaction between a student and teacher could not be replaced, but maybe such a connection isn't necessary for all students.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
Computers better not replace teachers. I will be out of a job if that happens.
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• India
24 Feb 07
i really dont think so... the human interaction is really important... well its not just about the information that one learns in the class... its his exposure to a new system, the system he is gonna stay on for his life...
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24 Feb 07
No i would say not about computer replacing teachers, adding teachers yes but not replacing them, you need the human touch in class rooms, very much so with the younger children. Dont get me wrong I think all school children should have access to computer, but in no way should they replace teachers.
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@coolcager (497)
• Costa Rica
24 Feb 07
no they cant. teachers can explain clearly than computers.
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@psu31e (25)
24 Feb 07
computers can never replace teachers cos at the ed of the day computers are machines and thr data bank of knowledge is limited whr as thts nt he case wid a human teacher
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@psu31e (25)
24 Feb 07
no i dont think computers cn replace teachers,,cos at the end of the day thy r machines n thr data of knowledge is limited whr as thts not the case wid a human bein
• Romania
24 Feb 07
Computers are fantastic for day to day tasks that require a set pattern, or small variations from patterns, they require human interaction to do anything more complicated than that but teacher do what they thinck that is best to do and for that i dont think so because there are certain things teacher can do that computers cant do
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• India
24 Feb 07
Computers can never replace teachers , because I don't think it can understand the users mind ,his enviornment where he is sitting , about his thinking process , his emotions .It can atmost do only one thing that it can provide the required the required information (by internet usage) and it is only on the user side that he understands it or not.
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• Philippines
24 Feb 07
i dont that will going to happen not even the possibilities. yeah, lots of people now are using internet for knowledge and fun even my seven year old nephews are beginning to be hooked up with the wonders of the internet. but like what you said theres is this emotional attachement the most of us have when we were at school and that attachemnent is very important aspect for us to be motivated in learning. nothing compares to the dedication of teachers. and yeah like what they say.. who will teach us to use computers...
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25 Feb 07
Computers are a teaching aid. They can help however are not yet capable (or at least in my opinion) of replacing teachers. I am very much happy to use computers and think they are an amazing source of knowledge however there are some things which you need a real teacher to show you i.e. Physical Education - the computer can't analyse you unless its under extremely controlled conditions with various extra monitoring devices and is just not practical. I think you need to speed to a teacher about your grammer though, "can computers replacing teachers?" that makes little to no sense.
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• United States
25 Feb 07
Nobody can replace the value of a real teacher! Teachers care more than computers.
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• Philippines
25 Feb 07
i do agree with you...computers can't replace our teachers because we can't learn something without those teachers who teach us...we can't learn computers without those teachers who teaches us.. but nowadays people become so lazy because of the technology,,well, it's not good..they are dependent enough to the technologies existing today..
@Jamian (2605)
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
people are still the great teachers, we can understand better when a person is teaching us compared to a computer, because a person can discipline a person but a computer cant discipline a person.
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@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
25 Feb 07
Well i think computers can't take over teachers job because the computers can't take every student case by case yea ... beside i think education is not just about studying ,character building is also very important yea
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@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Depends on who programs the computers what to teach...who is in control?...if you rely on the internet and such for information how is one to guarantee that the info is actually fact?
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24 Feb 07
I can teach myself using a computer, but the computer is is not teaching me. It is not responding to my learning needs, it doesn't find a different way of explaining things to me if I don't understand. It is an interactive base of information, but it is not intuitive. If I do not understand what I am learning on a computer, I can try to find a different way of accessing the info - for example, that cool Japanese way of folding T shirts. I read how to do it - it made no sense, so I found a step by step tutorial of how to do it. I was a bit clearer, but still hadn't got it. Then I looked for a video, which showed me how to do it and I finally understood. The computer didn't see that I was struggling and explain it in a different way - and so to me it is not a teacher. Online courses are great for those who have the maturity to take responsibility for their own learning - but for a child a computer is a good additional resource, but not a teacher. A child not only learns skills, facts, methods and techniques from their teacher, but the teacher also helps them to learn how to form relationships and interact with other people. For the word teacher here you can substitute any person; friend, classmate, parent, sibling - we learn from everyone around us, and never, ever stop! I teach, my computer is an invaluable resource to enhance learning, but so are books, games, bits of paper, tubs of sand, whatever, but not one on their own would be able to create a valuable learning experience - it's a combination of things!