When technology gives birth to lazy, gullible students

Latwell Nyangu

Youth Interactive Writer

As more and more students grow reliant on the internet, I fear that the world will be bereft of critical thinkers.

If we are to take away the internet, some students won’t be able to think critically or, at the very least, produce an acceptable project or presentation.

This world needs creative problem solvers and critical thinkers, but regrettably, several students have become dependent on the internet.

They don’t give a damn and will just ask Uncle Google or artificial intelligence to solve their problems, which is why I always stress practical subjects.

Although I have no right to forbid students from using technology, let me criticise how it is producing lazy and credulous pupils.

 As always, I write about what I observe, and it’s evident that a lack of critical thinking is a contributing factor in some of the issues that today’s children are facing.

I have written a lot about students’ lives, covering both personal and other topics, but I think talking about issues that have an impact on students’ critical thinking skills is most important.

Because I occasionally mix and mingle with students and am a student myself, I can interact with students in my current life.

And I communicate with them non-stop.

To be quite honest, you can tell that some of the students are too dependent on the internet if you have a conversation with them.

They act and make their arguments in a completely non-critical thinking style.

Drug misuse in schools, students becoming criminals, college promiscuity, and general mischievous behaviour are all sometimes caused by a lack of critical thinking.

Because critical thinking abilities are crucial for success in the classroom, in the workplace, and daily life, students should be critical thinkers.

Students who use critical thinking are better able to communicate effectively, solve issues, assess arguments, analyse information, and make educated decisions.

 It enables them to question assumptions, consider different perspectives, and think independently. By developing critical thinking skills, students become more adaptable, innovative, and capable of navigating complex challenges.

To be honest critical thinking fosters intellectual curiosity and a lifelong commitment to learning.

Well, technology has undoubtedly revolutionised the way students learn and access information.

 While it has brought numerous benefits, there is a growing concern that technology is fostering laziness among some students.

Laziness has brought many students down. Even the intelligent ones have also failed to achieve what they want due to indolence.

A student has to get out of their comfort zone, put in a significant amount of effort, and make a change in their lifestyle to overcome lazy habits.

Research shows that the top habits of successful students include planning their studies and assignments, avoiding procrastination, and eliminating distractions.

This issue is multifaceted and encompasses various aspects of modern education.

When laziness takes over on students, it can lead to a decline in academic performance and a lack of motivation towards achieving their goals. Students may procrastinate with assignments, miss deadlines, and avoid studying for exams.

This week I am descending upon the students who have become lazy due to technology.

Last week I was strolling in the field of students who have found comfort in cheating while I have also written something that there is no joy for lazy students.

Technology can potentially promote laziness among students in several ways.

The easy access to information through different powered search engines and virtual assistants has discouraged students from developing critical thinking and research skills.

Instead of delving into complex topics and exploring various sources, students might rely solely on search engines for quick answers, leading to a lack of deep understanding and analytical thinking.

The convenience of different search engine tools for tasks such as writing assignments or solving problems can lead to a decrease in effort and originality.

With the proliferation of digital devices and the internet, there is a growing concern that students are becoming lazy and gullible due to their reliance on technology for information and academic tasks.

Students may resort to using internet-generated content or solutions without fully engaging with the material themselves, which hinders their creativity and intellectual growth.

When students become accustomed to relying on the Internet for every academic challenge, they may struggle when faced with tasks that require personal initiative and problem-solving skills.

While the internet offers numerous benefits in education, it has the potential to foster laziness among students if not used thoughtfully and in moderation.

The instant access to information facilitated by technology has implications for students’ critical thinking abilities.

While digital tools provide a wealth of knowledge at students’ fingertips, there is a risk that they may become overly reliant on quick answers without engaging in deep critical analysis.

This phenomenon can lead to a surface-level understanding of complex topics and a lack of ability to evaluate sources critically.

A student’s life is like penance where it is necessary to leave laziness and work hard to achieve goals perfectly never listen to excuses, they just see your results.

A lazy student can be defined as a student who has the intellectual ability but never realises their potential because they choose not to do the work necessary to maximize their capability.

Again, I am writing what I see.

The coming in of technology is not a big issue since the world is evolving and there are many changing times ahead.

We have become one due to globalisation but my issue this week is that the students have turned to the internet to write their assignments.

Using the internet is not a problem but having the assignments written by Google is challenging.

Students have become so lazy that they use Artificial Intelligence (AI), Merlin,   

One of the primary concerns is the impact of technology on students’ work ethic.

With the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, students have instant access to a wealth of information. While this can be advantageous for research and learning, it also presents the temptation to take shortcuts.

The convenience of technology has led to a decline in traditional study habits.

Technology has altered the dynamics of classroom participation and engagement. The prevalence of online communication tools and virtual learning environments has created new avenues for interaction, but it has also given rise to passive learning behaviors.

Some students have become overly reliant on recorded lectures or online discussion forums, neglecting active participation in class discussions and face-to-face interactions with peers and instructors.

This can impede their ability to develop effective communication skills and critical thinking through real-time exchanges.

It is important to note that while technology can contribute to student laziness, its impact varies depending on how it is integrated into educational practices.

While technology offers unprecedented learning opportunities, there are valid concerns about its potential role in fostering laziness among students. Let’s embrace technology but remain critical.

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