The current main parroting in favour of ICT is that it provides edutainment with emphasis on fun and enjoyment along with content dispensing. Many well-meaning educators think the other way round. According to them, ICT trivialize learning as it runs counter to making mental effort for learning and critical thinking.
Market forces have turned many rich schools into flashy edutainment plazas. This has been done to reduce students to copy-cats. ICT is intentionally promoting edutainment as an industry-propelled activity to find and flourish their market in government schools.
According to the noted educator, Henry Jenkins, ICT will gradually lead to the death of real learning by taking away the challenge and serious mental effort required for learning. Soon schools may turn into fun places little learning.
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