Computers are becoming an integral and inseparable aspect of human lives, especially in classroom education. The use and employment of computers has made education not only more interesting to learners, but had also opened up entirely novel perspectives in education. Computers have great potential in the field of education and are being integrated into classrooms to augment and amplify the learning and teaching processes. The importance and benefits of using computers in classroom education has been confirmed researchers who affirm using them facilitates the teaching process and the learning process with the help of various tools available to all involved in the process of education (Angeli, 2008).
Researchers affirm the benefits of educational utility of computers in classrooms primarily due to their potential to facilitate collaborative learning environments (Crook, 1996; Littleton & Light, 1999). Computers have the capacity to transform learning environments which are traditional into virtual ones, thereby improving the potential of students to study and learn in a virtual world with the aid of technological program such as “Active Worlds and Web Knowledge Forum” (Angeli, 2008). Classrooms can be transformed into collaborative settings with students sharing crucial knowledge with each other, with the help of teachers who have the added advantage of enabling positive relationships between the psychological learning processes which occur in students and the environmental and material artefacts which they can work with through the medium of computers...
This paper aims to analyse the importance and benefits of using computers in the classroom to aid and enhance the education process of learners as well as teachers.