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Analysis on Internet
Education

Ms.
Reema Chauhan

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Lecturer,
SLPT BBA Mahila College, Amreli

 

ABSTRACT

Loaded with practical ideas and advice, Education
on the Internet is your ticket to a whole new world of online learning,
teaching, and research. It combines an explanation of Internet basics with a
targeted guide to help teachers, students, and parents easily locate and use
the wealth of education resources on the Internet. In addition, Education on
the Internet includes “Internet 101,” a quick, easy-to-understand
tutorial on the Internet that explains what it is, how to get connected, and
how to use its powerful tools for learning and teaching. With Education on the
Internet, you’ll learn how to use the Internet to research topics, explore
museums of art, master a foreign language, develop interesting curriculum
plans, and take classes over the Net. You’ll also get hundreds of hands-on
project ideas, names of mailing lists and newsgroups, as well as information
and addresses on how and where to receive free education-oriented software.

                                                                                                              

INTRODUCTION

There is so much that students can do with the Internet.
Not only can they communicate with international students, they can gain from
others’ knowledge and experiences, participate in chat rooms, share ideas and
solutions and learn about the many diverse cultures out there. While the
Internet does a lot for students, there are also benefits for parents and
teachers. The interactive learning that the Internet provides can help students
and parents with little or no English skills to learn English. Parents can
become more involved in their children’s education by connecting the school
with homes, libraries or other access ports. Teachers can adjust to the
different learning styles and in the classroom. They can also set their own
pace of teaching. Individual teaching techniques can become more available,
which has been proven to be a factor in student achievement. Teachers have the
chance to be able to teach at more than one place simultaneously. They may be
in a small town but through the Internet, they can be linked to students in
more populated areas. Also, the Internet enables administrators and teachers to
spend less time on administration and recordkeeping. This would also give them
more time to spend with their students.

IMPORTANCE OF INTERNET EDUCATION

Enhanced
Lessons

 Teachers can make use of the
Internet by giving students extra resources and material from the Internet,
such as interactive lessons and educational games. Many college courses use a “hybrid”
model where many lessons are done online, requiring fewer in-class meetings.
This saves students from having to commute to campus with their heavy textbooks
every day. Tests, homework, collaboration with students and research can all be
done from any computer with Internet access. Even for non-hybrid classes, the
Internet is used as an addition to normal studies.

Study
and Research

The Internet contains a wealth
of knowledge that is available instantly upon any search. Because of this, the
Internet has superseded libraries as a source for information gathering and
research. Many teachers will now ask students to visit specific websites to
study from home, and online encyclopedias provide masses of knowledge on almost
every topic imaginable. The variety of sources allows students to pursue
subjects in much greater detail rather than being limited to whatever the
teacher sends home.

Accessibility

A number of universities, such
as Harvard, Yale and Stanford, have opened up free courses on a variety of
subjects that are accessible to anyone for free. These typically come in the
form of lectures on video, but some also have notes attached. This means there
is easy access to plenty of free lectures without emptying your bank account to
pay tuition. The Internet also makes education accessible to impoverished
communities. The “Granny Cloud,” for example, made use of Skype as a number of
volunteers, mostly retired teachers, read stories aloud over Skype to children
in India to teach them how to read.

 

IS
THE INTERNET GOOD OR BAD FOR EDUCATION?

It might seem like
a very obvious question – the plethora of resources, information and
communication available on the internet has opened up a whole new world of rich
possibility for students across the planet. Many people would assert without a
second thought that the internet has been a wonderful boost for education. Yet
alongside the positives comes a dark underbelly of cheating, plagiarism,
bullying and fraud, which many believe to be so deeply damaging that it risks
destroying the world of education as we know it.

The Good

Communication

The ability to
communicate with other students and teachers across the world has enabled 21st
century education to transcend geographical distance and physical boundaries
like never before. Suddenly new ideas and theories can be shared across
continents, whole new worlds of thought are available to students in far-flung
places and teachers across the world are able to use forums to share valuable
ideas and techniques.

Resources

From online
dictionaries and encyclopaedias to Wikipedia, an abundance of information on
every conceivable subject under the sun is now available to students at the
touch of a button. The potential for exploiting these resources to learn is
enormous and students are now able to study, discover and learn no matter where
they are. When you consider how easy it would have been to create a school
project on dinosaurs in the 1980s compared to the treasure trove of facts,
figures, pictures and more available to today’s student, the amount and depth
of information they can access has been vastly improved by the internet.

 

Education Technology

‘Edtech’ and
‘e-learning’ are popular terms on Twitter and social networking sites,
referring to new ways of teaching and learning that use computers, digital
devices like iPads and mobile phones and clever programs to teach students in
new ways. New and exciting resources like electronic educational games and
programs like an online chemistry lab allowing virtual experiments to be
realistically carried out are changing the face of education for the better.

 

 

The Bad

Plagiarism

The birth of the
internet sadly spawned a new evil in the world of education – the exponentially
increased opportunity for students to access the work of academics, writers and
other students and to copy and paste it at the click of a button before passing
it off as their own work. Whilst measures are slowly coming into force to try
to prevent electronic plagiarism, the nature of the internet is such that it
will never be possible completely to control the poaching of academic material
with the tragic result that many students are able to avoid the experience of
learning for themselves. Startling recent statistics have shown that not only
do 1 in 3 American students admit having used the internet to plagiarise work
for an assignment, but, perhaps even more worryingly, only 29% viewed copying
from the web as “serious cheating”. This suggests that the birth of the
internet has not only enabled a new form of cheating, but also created a shift
in moral perceptions of what is considered right and wrong in education.

False Information

Many students now
growing up with the internet are so used to being able to access answers at the
click of a mouse that they forget not all information on the internet is
reliable or completely accurate. It is amazing how many students believe that
Wikipedia is the ideal go-to resource for any academic question, when in fact
the famous online encyclopaedia is quite openly compiled by any anonymous
member of the public who chooses to post there and is in no way guaranteed to
include only accurate information submitted by academic experts of any kind!
The potential for students to become waylaid by false information and
misleading statistics is enormous!

The Demise of Books

The internet has
heralded an enormous surge towards digitalisation, in books and education as in
every other sphere of life. Suddenly sales of books are plummeting, children’s
reading levels are decreasing rapidly and that proud bastion of academic
greatness, the library, is under serious threat. The irony that this great new
resource might eventually herald the end of books and libraries and
consequently deal an enormous blow to literacy, has not escaped the notice of
critics; with many children’s authors campaigning vociferously for books and
libraries to be rescued from the brink of extinction.

Distraction

Whilst the internet
presents an enormously rich educational resource to those students who choose
to use it for that purpose, it is also the gateway to a world of distractions
and not particularly enriching pastimes for young people! Statistics have
revealed that with high numbers of teens having access to computers and the
internet in their bedrooms, time spent on homework or reading books has
plummeted as hours spent on Facebook and social networking sites have taken
over. Many critics warn that any benefit the internet may hold for education
will be easily outweighed by its ability to distract and take students away
from educational pastimes and endeavour.

And The Ugly

Tragically the
transference of so much education to the internet has made this sphere of life vulnerable
to the dangers that the internet poses to any user, but particularly to young
people. The threat of stalkers, paedophiles and criminals using the internet to
contact and exploit young people is of course accentuated by sites, some of
them educational, which specifically target young people and act as a forum for
them to congregate electronically.

In addition, the
rise of e-learning and education technology has opened up the new avenue of
cyber bullying, allowing vulnerable students to be targeted online as well as
in the playground.

SUGGESTIONS

·        
Internet services
should be made more user friendly and virus free.

·        
Internet services
should be provided with a view to gain knowledge not to demotivate students.

·        
The number of computer
with internet connection need to be increased in library and internet searching
must be available free of charge.  Print
out facilities should be provided with nominal charge for students.

·        
Student user suggested
libraries should make the portal interactive by hosting the web opac,
announcement links to the websites of interest to the business and management
students.

·        
Users should have the
awareness of different search engines.

·        
Sources should be
cheaper and easy available. More customize search preferences should be offered
for quick result.

·        
There should be more
strict cyber laws to prevent backing virus etc.

CONCLUSION

Overall it is of course impossible to underestimate
the wonderful potential of the internet to enhance and enrich education the
world over. But as the internet nears its 20th anniversary it is quite
startling to realise that so little has been done to truly tackle the problems
and threats it poses to education, from plagiarism and cheating to cyber
bullying. If, as the current trend seems to suggest, education is to continue
moving towards more and more electronic dissemination, we must ensure that
these problems are properly and thoroughly addressed as soon as possible.

REFERENCES:

Author: Jill S. Ellsworth in Education on
the Internet: A Hands-on Book of Ideas, Resources, Projects, and Advice
September (2011) http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/STUDENTS/Lui/index3.htm
June (2010) Oxbridgeessays https://www.oxbridgeessays.com/blog/internet-good-bad-education/
February(2010)Shodhganga http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/2778/10/10_chapter%205.pdf
 

 

 Analysis on Internet
Education

Ms.
Reema Chauhan

Lecturer,
SLPT BBA Mahila College, Amreli

 

ABSTRACT

Loaded with practical ideas and advice, Education
on the Internet is your ticket to a whole new world of online learning,
teaching, and research. It combines an explanation of Internet basics with a
targeted guide to help teachers, students, and parents easily locate and use
the wealth of education resources on the Internet. In addition, Education on
the Internet includes “Internet 101,” a quick, easy-to-understand
tutorial on the Internet that explains what it is, how to get connected, and
how to use its powerful tools for learning and teaching. With Education on the
Internet, you’ll learn how to use the Internet to research topics, explore
museums of art, master a foreign language, develop interesting curriculum
plans, and take classes over the Net. You’ll also get hundreds of hands-on
project ideas, names of mailing lists and newsgroups, as well as information
and addresses on how and where to receive free education-oriented software.

                                                                                                              

INTRODUCTION

There is so much that students can do with the Internet.
Not only can they communicate with international students, they can gain from
others’ knowledge and experiences, participate in chat rooms, share ideas and
solutions and learn about the many diverse cultures out there. While the
Internet does a lot for students, there are also benefits for parents and
teachers. The interactive learning that the Internet provides can help students
and parents with little or no English skills to learn English. Parents can
become more involved in their children’s education by connecting the school
with homes, libraries or other access ports. Teachers can adjust to the
different learning styles and in the classroom. They can also set their own
pace of teaching. Individual teaching techniques can become more available,
which has been proven to be a factor in student achievement. Teachers have the
chance to be able to teach at more than one place simultaneously. They may be
in a small town but through the Internet, they can be linked to students in
more populated areas. Also, the Internet enables administrators and teachers to
spend less time on administration and recordkeeping. This would also give them
more time to spend with their students.

IMPORTANCE OF INTERNET EDUCATION

Enhanced
Lessons

 Teachers can make use of the
Internet by giving students extra resources and material from the Internet,
such as interactive lessons and educational games. Many college courses use a “hybrid”
model where many lessons are done online, requiring fewer in-class meetings.
This saves students from having to commute to campus with their heavy textbooks
every day. Tests, homework, collaboration with students and research can all be
done from any computer with Internet access. Even for non-hybrid classes, the
Internet is used as an addition to normal studies.

Study
and Research

The Internet contains a wealth
of knowledge that is available instantly upon any search. Because of this, the
Internet has superseded libraries as a source for information gathering and
research. Many teachers will now ask students to visit specific websites to
study from home, and online encyclopedias provide masses of knowledge on almost
every topic imaginable. The variety of sources allows students to pursue
subjects in much greater detail rather than being limited to whatever the
teacher sends home.

Accessibility

A number of universities, such
as Harvard, Yale and Stanford, have opened up free courses on a variety of
subjects that are accessible to anyone for free. These typically come in the
form of lectures on video, but some also have notes attached. This means there
is easy access to plenty of free lectures without emptying your bank account to
pay tuition. The Internet also makes education accessible to impoverished
communities. The “Granny Cloud,” for example, made use of Skype as a number of
volunteers, mostly retired teachers, read stories aloud over Skype to children
in India to teach them how to read.

 

IS
THE INTERNET GOOD OR BAD FOR EDUCATION?

It might seem like
a very obvious question – the plethora of resources, information and
communication available on the internet has opened up a whole new world of rich
possibility for students across the planet. Many people would assert without a
second thought that the internet has been a wonderful boost for education. Yet
alongside the positives comes a dark underbelly of cheating, plagiarism,
bullying and fraud, which many believe to be so deeply damaging that it risks
destroying the world of education as we know it.

The Good

Communication

The ability to
communicate with other students and teachers across the world has enabled 21st
century education to transcend geographical distance and physical boundaries
like never before. Suddenly new ideas and theories can be shared across
continents, whole new worlds of thought are available to students in far-flung
places and teachers across the world are able to use forums to share valuable
ideas and techniques.

Resources

From online
dictionaries and encyclopaedias to Wikipedia, an abundance of information on
every conceivable subject under the sun is now available to students at the
touch of a button. The potential for exploiting these resources to learn is
enormous and students are now able to study, discover and learn no matter where
they are. When you consider how easy it would have been to create a school
project on dinosaurs in the 1980s compared to the treasure trove of facts,
figures, pictures and more available to today’s student, the amount and depth
of information they can access has been vastly improved by the internet.

 

Education Technology

‘Edtech’ and
‘e-learning’ are popular terms on Twitter and social networking sites,
referring to new ways of teaching and learning that use computers, digital
devices like iPads and mobile phones and clever programs to teach students in
new ways. New and exciting resources like electronic educational games and
programs like an online chemistry lab allowing virtual experiments to be
realistically carried out are changing the face of education for the better.

 

 

The Bad

Plagiarism

The birth of the
internet sadly spawned a new evil in the world of education – the exponentially
increased opportunity for students to access the work of academics, writers and
other students and to copy and paste it at the click of a button before passing
it off as their own work. Whilst measures are slowly coming into force to try
to prevent electronic plagiarism, the nature of the internet is such that it
will never be possible completely to control the poaching of academic material
with the tragic result that many students are able to avoid the experience of
learning for themselves. Startling recent statistics have shown that not only
do 1 in 3 American students admit having used the internet to plagiarise work
for an assignment, but, perhaps even more worryingly, only 29% viewed copying
from the web as “serious cheating”. This suggests that the birth of the
internet has not only enabled a new form of cheating, but also created a shift
in moral perceptions of what is considered right and wrong in education.

False Information

Many students now
growing up with the internet are so used to being able to access answers at the
click of a mouse that they forget not all information on the internet is
reliable or completely accurate. It is amazing how many students believe that
Wikipedia is the ideal go-to resource for any academic question, when in fact
the famous online encyclopaedia is quite openly compiled by any anonymous
member of the public who chooses to post there and is in no way guaranteed to
include only accurate information submitted by academic experts of any kind!
The potential for students to become waylaid by false information and
misleading statistics is enormous!

The Demise of Books

The internet has
heralded an enormous surge towards digitalisation, in books and education as in
every other sphere of life. Suddenly sales of books are plummeting, children’s
reading levels are decreasing rapidly and that proud bastion of academic
greatness, the library, is under serious threat. The irony that this great new
resource might eventually herald the end of books and libraries and
consequently deal an enormous blow to literacy, has not escaped the notice of
critics; with many children’s authors campaigning vociferously for books and
libraries to be rescued from the brink of extinction.

Distraction

Whilst the internet
presents an enormously rich educational resource to those students who choose
to use it for that purpose, it is also the gateway to a world of distractions
and not particularly enriching pastimes for young people! Statistics have
revealed that with high numbers of teens having access to computers and the
internet in their bedrooms, time spent on homework or reading books has
plummeted as hours spent on Facebook and social networking sites have taken
over. Many critics warn that any benefit the internet may hold for education
will be easily outweighed by its ability to distract and take students away
from educational pastimes and endeavour.

And The Ugly

Tragically the
transference of so much education to the internet has made this sphere of life vulnerable
to the dangers that the internet poses to any user, but particularly to young
people. The threat of stalkers, paedophiles and criminals using the internet to
contact and exploit young people is of course accentuated by sites, some of
them educational, which specifically target young people and act as a forum for
them to congregate electronically.

In addition, the
rise of e-learning and education technology has opened up the new avenue of
cyber bullying, allowing vulnerable students to be targeted online as well as
in the playground.

SUGGESTIONS

·        
Internet services
should be made more user friendly and virus free.

·        
Internet services
should be provided with a view to gain knowledge not to demotivate students.

·        
The number of computer
with internet connection need to be increased in library and internet searching
must be available free of charge.  Print
out facilities should be provided with nominal charge for students.

·        
Student user suggested
libraries should make the portal interactive by hosting the web opac,
announcement links to the websites of interest to the business and management
students.

·        
Users should have the
awareness of different search engines.

·        
Sources should be
cheaper and easy available. More customize search preferences should be offered
for quick result.

·        
There should be more
strict cyber laws to prevent backing virus etc.

CONCLUSION

Overall it is of course impossible to underestimate
the wonderful potential of the internet to enhance and enrich education the
world over. But as the internet nears its 20th anniversary it is quite
startling to realise that so little has been done to truly tackle the problems
and threats it poses to education, from plagiarism and cheating to cyber
bullying. If, as the current trend seems to suggest, education is to continue
moving towards more and more electronic dissemination, we must ensure that
these problems are properly and thoroughly addressed as soon as possible.

REFERENCES:

Author: Jill S. Ellsworth in Education on
the Internet: A Hands-on Book of Ideas, Resources, Projects, and Advice
September (2011) http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/STUDENTS/Lui/index3.htm
June (2010) Oxbridgeessays https://www.oxbridgeessays.com/blog/internet-good-bad-education/
February(2010)Shodhganga http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/2778/10/10_chapter%205.pdf