Internet has become a hub for all information ranging from broad to the most elaborate of views. All we need to do is type a couple of words and do a few mouse clicks. The ease and the efficiency of internet have taken it to new heights which are a great achievement on its own. As such, taking the help of internet for solving problems is not uncommon.
People across the world use it to know about topics of their interest, to find solutions to their problems and to contact people of their choice. A good part about this all is that the use is not restricted to one group of people either. Students, workers, professionals and educators alike make use of it. The utility is such that people from different regions of the world can come together and work towards a common goal.
While internet is primarily being used for business purposes it is to understand that there are also communities that are working with the motive of imparting education. For example, groups of people come together on a website and participate in discussions thus helping each other come in terms with different things and grow together.
Let's see some areas of education where internet has played a curtail role.
a) Online Education: Online education is fast emerging as a popular way of learning and earning degrees. The numbers of courses being offered are huge which only works for the better. People looking to enroll into online education need to find an accredited school or university which offers a course in the desired subject. There would be certain formalities to take care of but nothing that cannot be done merely sitting at home. Benefits include cheaper fees, flexible timings and most importantly the convenience of not having to physically go to the teaching room every day.
b) Collecting Information: With the huge database that the internet boasts of, it is almost impossible to search something and not to find information about it. This comes to huge benefit for students and researchers who are constantly required to find out about new things. Searching the internet for educational information has almost become an instinct which are cannot ignore. Be it a language, scientific fact or fiction, it is all available on the internet.
Despite these positives, internet does come with its set of negativities. No doubt it was invented to help the human race but over the years it has been exploited on a number of fronts. Students make extra use of information available on the internet than necessary thus ending up not learning anything at all. By getting the information from the internet, they lose their dedication towards studying and start focusing on other activities. Then there are those who get their assignments done by freelancers for a nominal fee further compromising their standards.
Internet education and use can be very effective provided it is used for positive development. Unfortunately, there are many who take it for granted thus compromising its position in the eyes of many.