The Internet and Education

The Internet and Education. There was a time when it used to take days maybe months to research a school project. A trip to the library was almost always required. Collaboration meant meeting classmates and teachers at schools, homes, and offices. Today, students can access information with just a few clicks and collaborate online. It has become an increasingly important feature of the learning environment for teenagers.

Research by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that teens use the Internet as an essential study aid outside the classroom and that the Internet increasingly has a place inside the classroom. There’s no denying that the Internet has dramatically changed the state of education over the past 20 years or so. It brings primary sources into every classroom and allows for more open and rapid communication between teachers and students, among other things.

The Internet and Education

The Internet has changed virtually every aspect of education as students attend classes on the Web and find more opportunities to learn than ever before. The Internet transformed education by opening up so many possibilities for learning. The Internet can be used to create and share knowledge and develop new ways of teaching and learning that captivate and stimulate students’ imagination at any time, anywhere, using any device. By connecting and empowering students and educators, Teachers can use the Internet to supplement their lessons, some prestigious universities have opened up free online lectures and courses to everyone.

The Internet and Education. The internet is an inexhaustible source of information, which enables users to choose what information to receive, how, and when. The data recipient even decides whether or not they want to stay informed. Students can work interactively with one another, unrestricted by physical or time constraints. Today, you can use the Internet to access libraries, encyclopedias, art galleries, news archives, and other information sources from anywhere in the world: The web is a formidable resource for enhancing the process of building knowledge. The Internet is an excellent tool for learning and practicing other languages.

The reality of education is an ever-changing one

What we used to have to ask our mother parents for is now replaced by “Google, encyclopedia had on paperback resides on the Internet and is updated by the hour. While technological advancements have been happening for the last 30 years, the Internet has single-handedly facilitated the learning revolution, more than the Radio or TV ever could. Widespread use of the Internet has opened up a substantial amount of knowledge to a much broader range of people than ever before.

The Internet isn’t just a powerful tool for communication. It’s arguably the most potent force for learning and innovation since the printing press. And it’s at the center of what is possibly America’s mightiest struggle and greatest opportunity: How to reimagine education for a transformative era.
(Bush and Dawson 2013)

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