Content Internet Positive influenceNegative influence Ways to stop misuse of internet Conclusion
Internet? Internet is a universal system of computer networks that are interconnected to serve millions or even billions of people around the world(newworldencyclopedia, 2008).
POSITIVE INFLUENCE Public school children who had access to homecomputers used them on average of three or four daysa week, and over 85% of children with homecomputers used them for educational purposes(Macho,2007).
Internet is “an ocean of information”. Millions of pages of information are accessible by a single click. Provides latest news of the world. E.g. Over 5000 online newspapers of the world are available at the link http://reporter.asu.edu/newspapers.htm (Ralph, 2003).
e- mailfacebook audio or video conferencing chatting
o They can; share information discuss on particular subject For example, Student can discuss his or her homework with friends anywhere in the world. Teachers can also contact parents or guardians easily using internet.
LIBRARYe- library / online- library Internet is the world largest library Can read books and other resources which are not available atschool library Reduce the demand for school library For instance, libraries on different subjects, books, newspapers,journals, magazines, speeches and other resources are availableon the website http://www.libraryspot.com(Ralph, 2003).
School library Search for books and other resources A single keyword/phrase will provide All the related books and other resources available name of the book author and the content of the book cover page number of pages exact location of the book
check the new books arrived his or her current loans over due dates reserve books request for new books
ONLINE EDUCATION There are many websites of different universities providelecturers and tutorials on different subjects Students can download these lecturers and tutorials People from any part of the world can join online courses Many universities are finding ways to bring the benefit of theclassroom into a distance-learning setting (Arsham, 2002).
ONLINE RESULTS some academic institutions provide online results fortheir students enables to check their results in anywhere if internetaccess is availableFor example : Edexcel
HELPFUL FOR TEACHERS helpful for teachers to get information there are many academic websites for teachers helps to prepare the lesion noteshelps to prefer more effective teaching techniques can communicate with other teachers and experts around the world and canshare ideas exchange resources download past papers, marking schemes, specimen papers, lesion notes etc. power point presentations are readily available
Academic games & exercises For example, there are many academic games on the website,www.gudli.comlike puzzles, grammar games, vocabulary games etc. Students spend a lot of time enjoying academic games andexercises helps to improve vocabulary, spellings, grammar and generalknowledge of students
NEGATIVE INFLUENCE Source from ; http://thewaterfrontmovie.org/
NEGATIVE INFLUENCE Students fail to identify what is appropriate and valuable to them They use what they find rather than evaluating the sources More dependent on the internet Access to internet for some academic purpose, but may spend times onsomething elseE.g. Access to unethical or unwanted information or websites Students hack the school website, steal the examination papers and putthem on internet that everyone can see it.
How to stop misuse of internet? supervise tell them what is appropriate and what is not to block unwanted websites maintain an internet filters
The positive impacts overweight the negative impacts of the internet.
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