How Internet plays Crucial Role in the Evolving Education Landscape
The Internet plays a crucial role in the education industry today. Let ‘s review how it helps and facilitates learning and is radically changing the education landscape of today.
The Interntet has become an integral part of our lives. It is almost impossible to discuss any aspect of contemporary society without talking about the Internet. From shopping, sending mail, reading or watching the news, connecting with family and friends via social media-everything today is done via the internet. One of the key sectors that has been influenced by the world wide web is education-specially after the pandemic. The Internet is already an integral element of education in leading nations, and we can be certain that its worldwide educational significance will continue to increase throughout this decade.
To start with, the Internet offers individual learners increased freedom and potential from the physical limitations of the real world and opens a vast world of possibilities. It leads to reducing constraints of space, time, place, and geography, with individuals able to access high-quality learning opportunities and educational provisions regardless of their surrounding and current circumstances. The Internet enables people to partake education any time, any place, and at any pace . The Internet is an inherently democratizing medium that offers equal access to information to all who access it.
Secondly, Internet has opened up a new frontier of learning—i.e learning that is based around bottom-up principles of community, collective play, and innovation and exploration, rather than top-down individualized instructions. The Internet allows learning to take place at a mass level, if need be even real time rather than one-to-many basis, thereby opening up new possibilities. It offers individuals enhanced access to information and various sources of knowledge on any and every topic under the sun.
Thirdly, internet has radically altered the relationship between individuals and knowledge by supporting mass connectivity between people and information. Learning via Internet has made it possible to access and use distributed information on a real-time, on demand basis. If learning is considered as the capacity to know more, then the Internet empowers this learning through making people access to information.
The Internet today has opened up a vast new array of possibilities for us in terms of education and is empowering millions of students, teachers and educators worldwide.
Fourthly, It has made learning much more personalized and has influenced the ways in which people learn—thereby making education a far more individually determined process than it was previously the case. The Internet gives people the freedom to ensure what people learn, as well as where, when, and how they learn it. Education has become a controllable aspect of one’s personal life. Thanks to the Internet. Now people can access educational engagement alongside their daily activities and other commitments.
The Internet played a very crucial role during the pandemic. When thousands of schools across the countries were shut down due to the virus, online classes proved to be an equally efficient mode of knowledge transfer and helped millions of students across the country to continue their education without a break in their schooling. Another aspect that has gained traction in recent years are smart classes which makes learning more engaging, fun and interactive.
The Internet played a very crucial role during the pandemic. When thousands of schools across the countries were shut down due to the virus, online classes proved to be an equally efficient mode of knowledge transfer and helped millions of students across the country to continue their education without a break in their schooling.
The Internet has given birth to a new array of start-ups called Education Tech, also known as Ev-Tech. Ed-tech start-ups are revolutionizing learning by re-defining the rules of learning. Not only that, prestigious colleges today provide online education for its students through online courses. The Internet has opened up a new world of learning through courses and training. Be it teacher’s training courses, specialized courses or courses for students , online courses have changed how people learn and specialize. It empowers and facilitates research and development of various industries. An array of specialized courses are available today, both paid and free at the touch of a button. Internet forms the core, the backbone, provides the infrastructure on which various industries thrive be it Ed-tech, Digital Marketing or Online Courses.
Alka Kapur (M A , B.Ed) is the Principal of Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi. She is always bubbling with enthusiasm, vivacity and cheerfulness. She is a lady of manifold virtues who has carved a place for herself in the hearts of one and all. Under her stewardship and enriched wisdomderived from experiences of her life, the school has reached unprecedented heights of success.
Alka Kapur is an Executive Committee Member of Forum of Public Schools. She has also served as Joint Secretary North West Delhi, Sahodhya School Complex. She is rendering her services to Central Board of Secondary Education and is on a panel of inspection of schools across the globe for up gradation, affiliation, etc
Alka Kapur encompasses her vision of making the world beautiful by spreading the light of education through her meticulous work, infinite patience endowed with divine blessings.