13 Sep 2018

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE INTERNET IN EDUCATION

Special attention should be devoted to the positive developments that is vital to help overcome the accumulated problems of internet use in education. For example, one of the most important problems, lack of qualified personnel for teaching online – is to train specialists via “professional networking”. No doubt, the Internet reveals the differences in social and economic developments all over the world. At the same time, it provides technical, organizational and informational means to reduce this gap via information exchange in educational sphere, and these capabilities are far beyond any traditional technologies.

At the same time, due to experiences in the use of the telecommunication technologies in education, technology use in education is most widespread though the level of Internet technology usage differs form countries to countries. Therefore, it is necessary to select the topological functions of the application of information and telecommunication tools in education. This can be adequately accomplished with the notion of Internet technologies alone. Therefore, particular software tools (the number of which compared to the one of the Internet technologies is large enough) applied in education, are not considered in the survey. Integrated Learning Packages (ILP) can be an example of such tools.

One more achievement of global network technologies in the considered field is the decrease in the cost of information delivery to users. Thus, most state-run schools (not only in developing countries) are limited in the possibility to acquire the necessary quantity of printed copies of the most authoritative reference and informative publications. In this case, even taking into account the expense of hardware, software and communication channels, it is efficient enough to use online publications With the network-oriented character of the Internet, giving some researchers the reason to consider it a mass communication medium, we should not underestimate the prevalence and importance of the “person-to-person” type of communication on the internet.

Likewise, telephony also provides instant connection, but it is limited by the requirement for synchronous communication. Asynchrony of e-mail makes it possible to receive and send messages at any convenient time, which is especially important in the situation when a correspondent and a respondent are located in different time zones.

Despite extensive development of new Internet technologies (WWW, streaming video and audio, push- and pull technologies), many researchers point to the didactic effectiveness of teaching via e-mail. Although the teaching materials received by the learner, are very much similar to the traditional printed guidebooks, the simple and linear structure course and control assignments is an advantage for many learners who cannot get their bearing in the over-structured teaching environment with an excessive number of informative links. Many researchers stress that apart from the immediate teaching goals, the use of e-mail plays an important role as a medium that regenerates the epistolary culture, therefore, contributing to the development of communication and writing skills as some philosophers put: “learners begin to work on their language and grammar, as never before.

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