The impact of technology on history and development can be traced anywhere throughout history.On the microscale, technology has specifically impacted my life. It has made tasks easier for me to complete and allowed me to maximize my time at school and at work. One of these areas, which have seen the largest development in the field of education, has been through the use of mobile devices and the Internet (Beale, 2005). In my life, it has allowed me a great amount of flexibility in doing my assignments. I can access information anywhere through both my phone and my computer, allowing me to look at resources from every domain as well as write papers, take exams, etc.
It also has made it easier in-group work in allowing me to collaborate more quickly and efficiently with colleagues. In addition to all the positives that come with this increased use of technology in my education, there are also many disadvantages to this. Although an increased use of technology in the classroom makes it easier to learn, it also is handicapping students to this principle of instant access. Many contemporary problems with this issue have been associated with cheating and plagiarism. What has been termed the net generation, contemporary students have natural skills in using digital devices and navigating the media compared to other generations. This is destroying the ethics in teaching because many students report that they have used the Internet in some form or another to cheat and they did not consider it
a big problem (Ma, Wan, & Lu, 2008).