Nobody can argue that the acquisition of knowledge is more fun and easier with computers. The mere activity of touching and exploring this device constitutes an enjoyable task for a child. This, accompanied by the relaxing attitude and software interactivity, usually contributes to a better grasping of new knowledge. At a higher educational level, the availability of digital book, simulator and other academic materials provide the student with an ever accessible source of information, that otherwise would not be at hand. But, besides the increasing complexity and behaviour of intelligent software, which is usually embedded in the academic digital material, the need for human interaction in the learning process will always be Present, at least in the foreseeable future. There is the necessity for a human being to be able to determine what the speciﬁc needs of each individual are. A computer, no matter how sophisticated its software is, can hardly mimic that expertise of a teacher in how to explain and adapt complex concepts to different individuals.
- According to the author, human intervention will always be required in order to
(a) Repair broken down machine
(b) Determine the specific needs to the individual
(c) Update old software
(d) Built bigger machine
- In what way are computers inadequate even inspite of their sophistication ?
(a) They keep breaking down after much use.
(b) They still need humans to turn them on and off.
(c) They can hardly imitate a teacher’s ability to explain the most difficult of concepts.
(d) They require humans to update them periodically.
- According to this essay, what new developments in the world of computers have helped students gain more access to information?
(a) Availability of printing facilities
(b) Availability of word processing applications
(c) Availability of digital books
(d) Availability of general knowledge software
- That computers make learning easier is a fact
(a) Contested by a few (b) Welcomed by all
(c) Accepted by all (d) Rejected by some
- What other factors related to computers contribute to a deeper acquisition of knowledge?
(a). Relaxing attitude and software interactivity
(b). Convenience of usage and design
(c). Prompt response and accuracy
(d). User friendliness and easy accessibility
Ans.: – 1. (b) 2. (c) 3. (c) 4. (c) 5. (a)