The internet is growing every day, and schools are now recommending it to their students.
I believe the internet should be the best friend of any student for many reasons, and I’ll be sharing some of them with you below.
It Facilitates Learning
The world is evolving, and learning with it.
When it comes to learning today, I believe the traditional educational system in most places is boring, and we need to shake things off to get great results.
The number one advantage of using the internet is that it facilitates learning through various forms of content; students can discover and digest information in multiple formats. These could be podcasts, articles, emails, or even videos. It could be via interactive chat or group calls, and it can be via interacting on forums.
The options are endless, only left to our creative mind.
“Interactive” is the future of education, and the internet enables this.
It Can be Used Anywhere
Another major advantage of the internet for students is that it is ubiquitous; in other words, it is everywhere.
You can easily use your mobile phone to verify a quick fact that has to do with your studies, and you can spend hours on your laptop trying to do an assignment.
What makes the whole thing even better is that you don’t have to go to a library a few minutes away from your home, and you don’t have to be in the classroom to learn.
You can learn in your bedroom, in the cafe, or anywhere you have access to the internet.
It Enables Research and Improved Learning
Research is very important when it comes to success for students, and never in history has it been easier to research your favorite subjects.
Research is usually done in the library, and via friends and trusted experts; and the reality is that using any of these sources takes time, and the results you will get might not be adequate.
The internet makes it extremely easy for you to research your favorite subjects, get access to tips and advice from experts, and also ask questions and get answers in real time.
This kind of advantage can be invaluable to students, and the benefits significant.
It Accelerates Learning
The internet also helps accelerate learning, and as a result improves the community in general.
Knowledge is power, and you need to be connected to be knowledgeable; you need to be connected to blogs, websites, newsletters, and online magazines; and the internet makes it extremely easy to get access to them.
The more stuff you read, and the more you understand how these stuffs work, the better the value of your life.
As a student, you should realize that there’s a bigger world outside of your school; you can be exposed to this world via the internet.
It Helps Them Grow
Change is necessary, and without change we get complacent.
Things are done differently today than they were decades ago, and that is how things will be forever.
The internet helps students keep in touch with growing trends; it exposes them to criticism, feedback, and life in other parts of the world they’ll probably never be to, and this will go a long way to help improve their lives.
Any student can start a blog today, write to a general audience and get feedback; this article I’m writing now will be exposed to various people in various parts of the world; in the US, in the UK, in India, and in other parts of the world.
The result will be feedback and criticisms, and I can improve my skills.
We need people to help us grow and improve, and never has it been this easy to get constant feedback from people from various part of the world; this is one aspect of technology students should embrace. They shouldn’t just be restricted to feedback from their teachers and close ones, they should be open to feedback from all over the world.
It is Inexpensive
Come to think of it, you don’t have to spend a fortune to have access to the internet.
Depending on where you are in the world, you can probably get quality internet access for less than half the amount you spend drinking coffee.