Education is one area that has largely embraced the location-free advantage of the internet with innovations such as e-learning.
Educational establishments have always strived to reach out to all sections of society by offering distance-learning modules to students who could not always travel to the teaching location, for example, adults with children. This was not optimal as the success for both the establishment and the student was based on access to a central location as the traditional teaching methods were centralised. The student came to the classroom, and not the other way round. E-learning on the other hand, brings the classroom to the student. The internet has been instrumental in the development of e-learning, web blackboards and has totally changed the nature of distance learning.
The internet has resulted in an increase in sales of personal computers and record internet subscriptions. As a result, students of almost every age are far ahead of their teachers in computer literacy. Students are also aware that they can do everything faster, and gain access to a wealth of information (Zuckerman).
Students can now take virtual trips and collaborate with other students around the ...Show more