Internet: Textbook of the Future?
The Internet holds so much information that it is estimated that it would take a lifetime of browsing and it would be impossible to visit all sites. Currently the web has over 5 million sites and continues to double yearly. The key to success on the Internet is learning to search and find what you want and to plan your Internet sessions.
A wide variety of skills are needed to use the Internet effectively. Research, problem solving, critical thinking, data management, and communication are just a few of the essential skills needed.
So while the data may be available on the Internet, it is not nicely ordered and organized like a textbook. You can't find a table of contents or an index. The best that you can do is a search engine and the effective use of them takes a little practice.
The Internet can make a difference in teaching and learning. Some of the ways the Internet can affect you personally and as a teacher:
The Internet is just beginning. The rate of change is phenomenal. Every nanosecond (blink of the eye) brings change.
|This page was updated on: 04/10/02|