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How the Internet Has Changed the Way We Learn?

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 208

21st century saw a rapid rise in the sphere of online learning. This form of learning has gained in tremendous popularity compared to traditional classroom learning because of its easy accessibility, flexibility, and cost-effective nature. According to many students, learning on the internet is better than learning in-person.

Before the advent of the internet, the only mode of education was face-to-face via classrooms. Teachers used to address a large group of students, giving lectures whilst the learners used to take notes on the course content for future referrals. The emergence of the internet has revolutionized the way education has been imparted till date. Now, the students no longer need to travel all the way to the classroom or school campus to receive education. They can get it all over the internet. All they need is an internet connection to their home computer.

There are several ways to prove online learning can be better than classroom learning.

Choosing a Convenient Time to Learn

A learner can choose a convenient time to learn. Some students prefer to learn during the middle of the night, while others may prefer early mornings. Learners can select their own time to study, complete assignments and give examinations.

Learn At Your Own Speed

Unlike traditional classrooms, online learning allows the students to learn at their own pace. In online learning, students can download and store notes and learning materials on their own computer. They can later replay a portion of an audio or video clip to once again go through a specific course material.

Focus On Specific Content Areas

Teachers can pay equal attention to a small student group. But, giving individual attention to say a class of 50 students is indeed a difficult task. In such a situation, internet-based learning comes in handy since it easily allows the teacher to give more attention and time to students by sharing his/her computer screen with them and receiving valuable input from the learners in real-time.

Sharpen Up Your Learning Skills Daily

Students can test themselves daily through online quizzes and assignments. Teachers can upload an evaluation test after each class to let the students answer the questions online. Teachers can then judge the performance of each student based on the test he/she has given.

Interact More with the Teacher

Online learning allows for more interaction and discussion with the teacher(s). Learning over the internet is more personal and interactive through the constant exchange of learning materials, new innovative ideas and thoughts, 24 hours a day.

Acquire Data and Facts Faster

Learners can receive any learning material or data, faster, using the internet. Previously, students would need to travel to the school campus to attend a class or access course brochures before the start of a fresh semester. However, this problem doesn't exist in case of online learning since learners can easily download brochures, notes, and more from the organization's portal, at their leisure.

Jonathan is a professional trainer. He employs latest technology for online class registration and online training registration that results in more attendance and ROI.

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