Technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in the world today. Given time, technology will completely replace the teacher in the classroom. Analyze both sides of this argument.

One doesn’t have to look far, in today’s technology driven world, to see that technology usage has been increased a lot in classroom. There is a school of thought which contends that it will abandon requirement of having teachers in the classroom. Conversely, others argue that despite heavy usage of technology, teachers will still play insignificant role in the classroom. Both these views will be analysed before a reasoned conclusion is drawn.

Firstly, it is abundantly clear that technology such as Internet has seen a rapid growth in recent time. It can transfer data like audio and visuals from one corner of the world to another like never before. For example, Harvard University has started virtual classrooms where neither students nor teachers need to physically present in the classroom. Moreover, teacher can simply record his class which can be played multiple times over and over as per student’s convenience. Thus, it is clear that view that says teachers will be obsolete in near future has garnered support.

At the other end of the spectrum, classes powered by technology have little to no control over knowledge gatherers. For instance, it is believed that student required watchful eye of a teacher to ensure that they are indeed learning and completing their assigned task. However, virtual classes have this limitation and they can’t provide this. It is obvious from this that view that says technology can’t replace teachers could also be plausible.

At the end of the day, both sides of argument regarding possibility of technology driven classroom have strong support. However, after analysing both camps, it is evident that idea of having a class entirely run by machines cannot be supported. As such, it is predicted that negative aspects of debate over teacherless classes will be forever be stronger than the positive ones and because of this technology will never replace teachers. 

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