Internet as a Learning Tool

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International Journal of Computing and Business Research ISSN (Online) : 2229-6166
Volume 2 Issue 2 May 2011

INTERNET AS LEARNING TOOL: INDIAN ENGINEERING STUDENT’S PERCEPTION
Vandana Sharma [1], Rishu Chhabra[2]

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Education & Research, Infosys Technologies Limited, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Chitkara University, Punjab, India,

ABSTRACT Our global economy now relies on brainpower and innovation rather than manual labor and raw material as a generator of wealth and good education has become the key part in shaping the success of the countries. Over the last decade, t h e I T revolution has brought in advancement that shows increasingly visible effects on the education with the
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Not only can expose people to more inf ormation and more contacts, it can reduce commitment to community. However, this increased connectivity and involvement. In 2009 there were nearly 81,000,000 users of internet in India. There are many studies available at global level about the impact of internet on students but studies about Indian engineering students are not available. INTERNET IN EDUCATION There are number of main advantages of using internet for education [7] A .Flexibility and Variety The flexibility of the internet is possibly the greatest advantage for online education. Websites, interactive activities, lecture notes, videoconferencing, webinars, chartrooms, and blogs, online education students and their educators can interact in ways that are already known to them. Internet provides user friendly interface

International Journal of Computing and Business Research ISSN (Online) : 2229-6166
Volume 2 Issue 2 May 2011

to user and new users also feel more comfortable with time B. Ease and Low Cost of Access

Internet has defeated the distance barrier for learning. Students need not to move to gain knowledge. It has become easy and affordable for everyone from a rural area student to a working professional. For the purpose of interactive courses and videoconferencing rural
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