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THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE INTERNET TO EDUCATION

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The Internet is a vast network that connects computers all over the world. The internet started in the1960s as a way for government researchers to share information. Computers in the 60s were immobile. To make use of information on the internet, one had to either travel to the site of the computer or have magnetic computer tapes sent through the conventional postal system. However, computers today are mobile and some are made small and can be used to access the internet anytime. The internet today is widespread information infrastructure. In the education sector, the internet has improved the quality of education in many ways. The following are such ways.

The internet has opened doorways to a wealth of information, knowledge and educational resources, increasing opportunities for free learning in and beyond the classroom. The internet has helped in so many ways concerning students. Students have the opportunity to learn always when on the internet. Due to the internet, students get the chance to surround themselves with a whole lot of educational activities.

The internet has also contributed to the formation of the global educational community. Teachers for instance use online materials to prepare lessons. Students use the online platform to communicate with teachers all over the world. In so doing, they improve upon their knowledge and can make life at school very easy. A crystal example was seen during the Covid-19 outbreak when students used the internet for E-learning. This procedure was good and interesting and was made possible through messaging apps and other ways on social media. This advancement enlivened the spirits of students when it seemed that all hopes were dashed.

The internet has facilitated access to information that the educational system fails to provide and offers knowledge. The internet has become a key resource for students in higher education studies due to both its availability and currency. There is information which students are supposed to know themselves and with the help of the internet, students get easy access to those types of information.

In conclusion, the internet has contributed to a distance education experience and students can now extend their range of learning. Today, massive amounts of information(audio, books, images, videos and educational artefacts)are available at one’s fingertips through the internet.

Serwa Delali,
P.O.Box 47
Asankrangwa.

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Internet is a vast network that connects computers all over the world. Through the internet, people can share information and communicate from anywhere with an internet connection. The Internet allows people to improve the quality of their lives. It opens access to the previous inaccessible things. With almost three million users, the internet has been emerging as one of the most important tools for communication.

The Internet has improved the quality of education in many ways. It has opened up doorways to a wealth of information, knowledge and educational resources, increasing opportunities for learning in and beyond the classroom. Teachers use online materials to prepare lessons, and students to extend their range of learning. More specifically, internet use can improve learners academic performance, promote research skills and critical thinking, encourage independent or collaborative learning, enhance motivation, strengthen self-confidence and improve the teaching methods.

Additionally, the internet has allowed instantaneous connection of teachers and students with improved communication, teachers can now assist students after the classes through the use of live chats and video conferences. Not only can teachers engage with students during lessons, but students can also communicate with each other. Through online lessons and learning games, students get to work together to solve problems. Students can now be in constant contact with their classmates and teachers for sharing ideas, and also patronize whatever comes online. With so much advancement and innovation, education would have been unimaginable without the Internet. The Internet has brought immediacy, direction and value to the educational system. Students remain connected all the time.

To conclude, the internet plays a key role in the educational system. It is extensively used to look for, research and collect information as well as add more knowledge on numerous subjects. The internet thus plays a very significant part in education. Students should use the internet properly so that they exploit the best from it.

Doreen Andoh,
Asankrangwa

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Internet is a global network of computer which is used for exchanging data. Today, the internet has become a more important and powerful tool in the world that is preferred by everyone. Everyone needs the internet for some other purposes. This article highlights the contribution and achievement of the internet to education.

Students can easily access educational materials such as tutorial videos. Teachers can also make use of the internet by providing the students with extra study materials and resources such as interactive lessons, educational quiz, etc.

Another way the internet has contributed to education is through communication. Students that forgot work call their friends face to face(video call)on phone through the internet and students who do not understand some lessons also call their teachers for more understanding.

Last but not least is accessibility which is a great achievement for students. Many universities have opened up free courses on a variety of subject which is accessible to everyone for free. The Internet also makes education accessible to impoverished communities.

The achievement and contribution of the internet to education such as; easy access to quality education, communication, accessibility of students to study in another university through the internet free is enormous. The internet has contributed a lot and brought a great change not only in education but in other institutions as well.

Seth Aidoo,
IBS Educational Complex,
Asankrangwa.

 

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