What are the benefits of the Internet on education?
The Internet is a transformational medium for education, and teachers, students, administrators and parents have begun to recognize its benefits. Administrators and teachers use the Internet to communicate with the school community about important events. Parents can now log in to many school websites and access information about their children’s grades, homework and after-school activities. As Thomas L. Friedman noted in his book, “The World is Flat,” the Internet is one of the major factors in leveling the global playing field, as students in isolated communities are now able to access the same information as students living in major urban areas.TypesWebsites designed for educational use may be free of charge, especially .edu and .gov designated sites. Some websites provide data from original research, which is particularly well-suited for older students, while others offer summaries of research in language aimed at younger students. Sites featuring simulations offer teachers with li
Benefits of Internet in Education • Increasing ubiquity and indispensibility • Access to interactive and dynamic material • A million new web pages / day • 200 million people with e-mail – “infinite” resource • Easy to “publish” on the web • Access to people from all over the world • Can be liberatory and give rise to independent learning • Can provide a solid platform for group and/or “real world” projects