Students are always curious and creative by nature. They are smart enough to know how they can use the internet to search for almost anything. It doesn’t matter if they are studying at a private school or government school. But at the same time, there is a difference in the ways they use the internet for education in schools. In private schools, teachers will teach about computer and internet skills to students. The students note the homework that needs to be done related to that computer class. And do you know how some students do this? They are forced to go to a cyber café with their parents to collect data that they have to include in their assignments. This is not good. If students are taking the help of cyber boy to collect the data for their homework I don’t think these students learned anything in this process. But the one thing they do learn is that money can work wonders anywhere.
Prior to the availability of the Internet, one seeking an education often had to be physically near the information he wished to learn. This involved walking to a school, listening to a teacher and having access to a library. With the Internet, learners have instant access to information on virtually any subject.
With more than 70 percent of for-profit colleges and universities offering online courses to their students, online learning is a booming business and is providing the opportunity of a higher education to many people who might not have had that option with a traditional, physical classroom.
Research and studying has also been changed by the Internet. Previously, academic articles and essays had to be accessed inside a library. One had to be a member of the library in order to use it and had to visit during operating hours. Now, the Internet offers instant access to countless databases, including those of academic journals, that are easily perused from one’s home.
Uses of Internet in Education
- Students can search what they want to learn about by the use of Google or other search engines like Bing, Yahoo etc.
- Students can learn and take online classes anytime and anywhere.
- Notes and researched paper all are available on the internet and just a click away.
- Students can get tuition online and they can watch Videos on YouTube related to mathematics, English language, physics or any other information about any topic related to their school homework.
- Teachers can use social media to connect with students and share motivational quotes as well as subject related articles and notes.
- Teachers can teach by the use of animation, powerpoint slides, and images to capture the student’s attention.