Does Student Development Depend On Internet Access?

September 6th, 2013

With technology moving more quickly than ever before, the education sector has had little choice but to keep pace. The internet has given millions of students the opportunity to get their college or university degrees without having to physically attend an institution. But what about students living in rural or underprivileged areas without internet access? The results of a recent study were shocking; apparently, a lack of computer access had virtually no effect on a student’s ability to do well academically. But the impact of technology on a student’s ability to achieve isn’t easy to measure, as technology can affect such a wide range of areas, making this difficult to quantify. And yet, other studies have revealed that technology does, in fact boost a student’s achievement overall, but only under certain circumstances.