Millions of people are getting inspired by a new era of online education, but the question of whether using internet technology in education is good or bad is still uncertain. Many believe that using internet and other technology allows for a much better learning environment. Let’s expound on this further..
First, the internet has made it easier for students to do research for their school work. The amount of resources the internet makes available is really huge as compared to visiting libraries or any other learning facilities. Moreover, not only does the Internet expand the amount of resources available to the user, but it also makes the process of acquiring materials much quicker than traditional methods – Encyclopedia anyone? If we are searching for something, we can easily find it by just typing the keyword or phrase on the search engine. You do not need to travel and visit the library. You may do your research conveniently and find full information on just about anything with just a few keystrokes. What’s more you will even get relevant information in video or audio forms that can help you understand what you are searching about deeper and a lot easier.
Second, utilizing the internet in a classroom motivates students to be more creative and imaginative. It encourages them to think out of the box, as it presents the typical dull lecture in a much more interesting and innovative manner. The students appreciate the activities and project based learning more when it is integrated by different technologies such as the internet and computers.
Third, the internet gives students the opportunity to develop their computer skills and allow them to be updated on the latest news for a particular subject they are studying. It can help them connect what they are learning to the real world.
Moreover, students who can’t afford to study in their dream college can now make their dreams come true thanks to the advanced improvements of websites. Yes! Many universities and colleges have opened up their educational services through the use of internet websites that allow students to enroll online in any graduate or degree program. People from all over the world can be part of an online class together, studying for their degrees to get their diplomas through online education. This gives students the opportunity to study at their own convenient time and place, and help diminish the education burden that many students have.
Online class programs are equipped with libraries which include extensive academic information and articles which are easily accessible to the students. It provides online references that will help students in their projects, homework, thesis, etc. Also, this type of learning allows each student to communicate with one another and seek help from each other through chat, text messages, or email, without any constraint in distance between them. Lastly, these online classes give students the chance to interact with different kinds of people all around the world and to meet new friends while being able to achieve academic excellence.
While the Internet does a lot for students, there are also benefits for teachers. Teachers would have the chance to create different teaching styles in the classroom which has been proven a great factor in student achievement. They would not need to spend as much time on administration and record keeping. And lastly, teachers have the chance to be able to teach at more than one place simultaneously using VOIP. This is especially true if the school has wireless internet where students can even view the teachers wherever they are through their wireless devices.
With all these factors, we can definitely say that Internet in education should not be refused. Every student should have access to the Internet for much deeper understanding and knowledge of a certain subject.