Is Internet useful for students?
This a good question because we assume that the “Information Super Highway” is just full of useful information, when in fact it’s full of spam. A recent study conducted in America concluded that the Internet contained about 80% spam which is not that surprising really. Despite all the spam lots of people are getting an Internet education through distance studying.
Whether it is to increase employment prospects or to acquire knowledge out of curiosity you can find lots of educational websites offering help, guidance and even certification. Lots of people have decided to take virtual learning to another level by studying degrees endorsed by some of the world’s best universities.
A top universality in the USA such as Harvard or Brown may have many on-site students enrolled but there could be 1000s of students on distance learning courses. A reason for doing a distance degree will vary from person to person. One reason may be that they can study certain subjects that are available at their local university (if they have one) and get the name of a world class university on their CVs.
For those on-site students already enrolled on courses the Internet can be an awesome place to get information or it can be a place for distraction from studying. For most serious students it is essential to have Internet access to aid the completion of course work. Some believe that World Wide Web has made students lazy and often the only place they will look for information.
A lot of people believe that the old ways of searching through isles of books in a library was the better. A student would have to sit down with a book, read and understand it to answer the question posed by the teacher. One thing for sure is that it here to stay and how useful it is seems to be down to the person using it.