Is Google degrading standards of teaching?
Move on students, now teachers are also using Google to download information on various subjects. Should our teachers, who are supposed to know their...
Move on students, now teachers are also using Google to download information on various subjects. Should our teachers, who are supposed to know their subjects thoroughly, use a search engine to impart knowledge to pupils? Students debate While Google is bliss for helping us find out information on various topics, the help is only to a certain extent. There is no guarantee for the data present there to be credible. One google search shoots up hundreds of results. How do we know which result is authentic? Of late, teachers also depend on finding information and preparing for lectures with the help of Google. The information they get may be wrong as blogs and forums many be written by some teenager who has only half knowledge about that particular subject. So we should not only depend on Google and go beyond and refer journals and books. To sum up, Google gives hordes of information, but the credibility of the information is doubtful. - Priyanka Molthati, student, 22 Google gives all the possible answers to one question. If one has a problem understanding one set of information, there are other links to explain them in simpler ways. This way it helps students. So why not teachers also? If teachers can make their teaching easy and informative just by using web then they don't have to necessarily go and dig journals and books to find information. Google is an added advantage for teachers. I don't think Google is degrading the standards of teachers. Instead it is bringing them more information in an easy way. It allows them to think in different ways and not just follow what is written in one particular book. Teachers are intelligent enough to find out which information is authentic and which one is a farce. - VJ Mamtha, student, 23 (As told to Pratima Shantaveeresh)