The Role of Computers
* Lesson 1 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 1.1 - THE ROLE OF
COMPUTERS  The Role of Computers
Computers play a major role in our daily lives. They are used in various
places, such as industries, schools, government offices, and shops. The
following table describes the use of computers in various fields. Scroll
down to read each description.
In the field of education, trainers can use computers to perform various
tasks such as deliver training through audio-visual learning aids, maintain
student records to track performance, search for information on different
topics, and create assignments.
Business and personal finance
In the field of business, you can use computers to maintain accounts,
create personnel records, track inventory, prepare presentations and
reports, manage projects, and communicate by e-mail. You can use computer
technology to view the details of your bank account, get instant
information on stock markets, trade stocks, and manage investments.
[Business and personal finance]
In the field of healthcare, computers can be used to perform various
tasks such as reviewing medical records of patients. Using computers,
doctors can easily search information about latest drugs that are available
to treat a disease. In addition, doctors use computer technology to discuss
and share information about various diseases.
Scientists use computers for research. For example, scientists use
computers to view images from space and to publish information on their
In government organizations, you can use computers to organize
information by storing and maintaining records. Computers are also used for
providing services to citizens. For example, you can view information on
current policies and government issues on a computer.
Arts and entertainment
You can use computers to create drawings and paintings. Photographers use
computers to edit and enhance pictures. Writers use computers to write
content for their books and to create illustrations. Using computers,
writers can make changes in the content easily and save time.
You can also use computers for entertainment. You can listen to music,
watch movies, store and print photographs, send greetings, and play games
by using a computer.
[Arts and entertainment]
You can use computers to design any type of publication ranging from
simple newsletters to fashion magazines, marketing materials, books, or
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