The internet is the most useful technology of modern times. It helps us not only in our daily lives but also in professional lives. For educational institutions, it is commonly used to gather information, to do research or to add to the knowledge of various subjects.
Therefore, the internet plays a very vital role in education. It is not a wonder that in this modern era everyone prefers Google, Yahoo or other online search engines for their queries, problems or doubts. It is because they offer an easy and instant reach to the vast amount of information in just a few seconds. The internet contains a rich wealth of knowledge that can be accessed at any time. The internet has brought about major improvements in technology, communication, and online entertainment.
Today, Internet has become one of the most important powerful tools in the world which is preferred by everyone. Everybody, no matter the position, needs internet for some or other purposes. Students need internet to search for expert school work information related to exams, curriculum, results, and for numerous other reasons. The impact of the internet in education to the students’ and teachers means that it makes it easier for them to research things, and relearn the content taught in the school. The students and tutors all use it according to their needs and interests. There are many benefits of the internet in the field of education. Some of them are listed below.
Cost of access to information.
One of the largest barriers to education is high cost of learning. The Internet significantly improves the quality of education, which is one of the pillars of sustainable development. The internet has made learning through Videos, like YouTube tutorial videos and web tutorials, possible. This method of education is affordable to everyone and cost-effective.
The internet has improved interaction in education.
Currently, one can be in constant touch with their teachers or with other classmates with the help of internet. Parents too can interact as well as communicate with teachers and school authorities about their kid’s performance in the school easily. Interaction with peers and like-minded people on forums which can help students to explore new ideas and enrich their knowledge has also been made possible through internet technology.
Diversification of teaching methods
Having established that the Internet has become a major tool for effective teaching and learning tool; teachers utilize it as a teaching tool in order to gain students’ achievement. This is because, with the internet, the learning process becomes interesting and diverse with its use. Lecturers are able to teach with the use of animation, PowerPoint slides, and images to capture the students’ attention. Teachers can make use of the internet by providing the students with extra resources and study material like interactive lessons, educational quiz as well as tutorials. Lecturers can record their lectures, save them online and provide them to the students for revisions when necessary. Video revision is better than reading from notes.
Because of the infiltration of computers, tablets and smartphones, the regular use of digital media is one of the most basic parts of our lives. In education, the advantage of this is that digital bulletin boards save paper, allow displaying of videos and audios to attract the attention of students. Also, nowadays, there are many paid sites which provide education resources which are rich in quality and easily understandable to masses, easily accessible through these devices.
The internet provides up to date information at all times.
Information is the biggest advantage that the internet is offering. There is a huge amount of information already available for every subject but it keeps changing with new discoveries every day. The internet keeps us up to date with the latest information regarding the subjects. It helps students with the learning process by simplifying the knowledge. Also, it helps to visualize what is being taught by the teachers in class. The internet has had a great impact on imparting education to the students. If it is used in appropriate ways, it can benefit institutions, teachers and students greatly.