Benefits of Internet in Education sector
The invention of Internet has brought various advantages in almost every field. The main motive of Internet is sharing of information especially in the Education sector. Internet has proved to be a boon in the field of Education as it provides fast access of information anywhere in the world. You get tons and tons of information just by pressing few buttons and browsing across the web. Let us see some major advantages of Internet in the field of Education.
Nowadays people don’t have to search in books to get information, which was a very time-consuming method. Now you can just search the web directly and easily access all the information. Information for various Engineering entrance exams in India like IIT-JEE, AIEEE etc are available online. No need to attend any career counseling as all the information is easily accessible over the Internet. Even the post graduation exams like Gate exam, GRE and other’s have online Form filling facility which saves a lot of time and efforts. Gate online application has helped a lot of Engineering students to avoid the long queues. Apart from engineering, other fields are also making maximum use of Internet to share information.
Students are already in stress while appearing for examination and the environment of classroom doesn’t help it in any way. But now people have started giving Online exams that helps in reducing travel time and minimize the unnecessary efforts. Generally online exams have MCQ type question which tests the knowledge of students in a better way. Time management is the biggest challenge while appearing for Online exams. One more benefit of giving exams online is, most of the time you get to know the results immediately.
Books can only provide limited amount of knowledge given that you don’t have access to a nearby library. But Internet has tons of webpages throwing information right at you. You just have to open a search engine, type what you want and you have access to all the info. Most of the information available is free, that is another benefit of using internet. You can also save this information easily with the press of a few buttons. Search engines like Google have made the information easily available by applying advance data mining algorithms which digs through all the data and returns only the important info. Books could only give you information in the form of Text and images, but with the use of Internet you also have access to audio and video.
With the enhanced use of Internet, a new form of learning began to evolve called as E-Learning. Using E-learning is like sitting at home and attending your classes. Digitally completing your homework and learning from video tutorials comes under E-learning. Computers can more efficiently understand the progress and weak points of a student by using complex algorithms. The major benefit of E-learning is you don’t have to go anywhere to complete your education. You can even get a degree online by completing E-learning courses. Many famous education institutes are focusing on E-learning in this Digital age due to its benefits.
So these were some of the advantages of using Internet in the field of Education sector. If you have ever tried E-learning, let us know your experience in the comment section below.