Impact of information & communication technology on numerical, verbal and writing ability among students
Ved Prakash Maurya, Sayma Jameel, Ashok Kumar Patel
The present article is highlighting the use of information & communication technology among youth and its impact on individual’s personal abilities and capacities. Present study assessed Numerical Ability (NA), Verbal Ability (VA) vocabulary and understanding of proverbs ability with the help of David’s Battery for Differential abilities (DBDA) and writing ability was assessed by passage writing of 27 undergraduate students. The study was conducted in two conditions with and without technical assistance. Current study reveals that participants were perform significantly better with the assistance of computer and internet in comparison to without any assistance in context of number of errors. During the study it is also observed that many of participants were cross checked their responses even they had written correctly. Hence for it was proved that advancement of information & communication technologies are enhancing individual’s performance but simultaneously it is reducing their self-abilities, self-confidence and memory. It is developing dependency on Information & communication technology which is a dark side of it. It needs to be handled carefully before it become harmful for individual and/or society.