BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) OUMH (1303)
LEARNING SKILL FOR OPEN DISTANCE LEARNERS
THE BENEFITS OF INTERNET TO STUDENT AND THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS OF THE INTERNET ON STUDENTS
PREPARED BY: MUHAMMAD AFEEQ BIN ABD LATIF
MATRIC NUMBER: 921125065059001
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TUTOR NAME: MR. AHMAD IZANEE BIN AWANG
LEARNING CENTRE: KUANTAN
Table of content
The benefits of internet to student
A tool to gain information 2
Online service 3
The detrimental effects of the Internet on students
Web addiction 5
Reduced physical activity 7
Cyber crime 8
Nowadays, internet has become something very important to a student. For them, it can enormously help their studies. According to Allen B. Ury (2011), for doing high school or college research, Internet is an essential tool. We can find valuable material on practically any subject within minutes if not seconds by skillfully using Internet search engines and subject directories. By knowing how to effectively search for and cite reputable Web sites can be an essential part of their academic success for those students who taking courses online.
As mentioned by Rahul Pandita (2011), Internet has proved to be one of the most innovative inventions for us. It has made its presence felt in every sphere of our life, be it economy, society, health care, spirituality, etc. Prominent among its benefits is the impact it has had on the education sector. Rahul Pandita (2011) also said that students can now gain access to innumerable research papers, apart from getting latest updates in the field of science, technology and almost everything in conjuction of education. But as they say, "With great power comes great responsibility", Internet has created new challenges for the society and most threatening among these is the impact it has had on student and children.
Young people love to use computers rather than read a book. Web pages are much more up-to-date than old text books that were previously used for studying, so not only is the information accurate, but it is also designed to engage students in a way that they find entertaining. The Internet also allows students to research and learn about topics that would previously be unknown to them due to lack of resources. Some schools do not provide every single book on a specific subject, but with the Internet, the learning possibilities are limitless, everything is just in their finger tips.
The purpose of this task is to discuss about “The benefits and detrimental effects of Internet on students”.
The benefits of internet to student
There a few of benefits of internet toward the student :
i. A tool to gain information.
These days, student’s life without internet is very difficult. They do a lot of work by using the internet especially in searching for information. This is because, gaining information from internet is much more easier than those old books, it can shorten our time. Get online information is the freest way in the world. Nowadays, people need to understand more and more. They want to know the newest news.
According to Jayashree Parhare (2011), any kind of information is available on the internet as long as on it is any topic under the sun is. It can be done by using the search engines such as Google, Yahoo are at your service on the internet. There is huge amount of information available on the Internet for just about every subject known to man, ranging from government law and services, trade fair and conference, market information, new ideas and technical support, the list is simply endless.
According to Ashwini Ambekar (2008), students can use this wealth of information to learn new things about the subjects they are interested in and for their school projects or research and it is particularly relevant. In addition, this internet is a blessing for many schools and universities that are now able to accede projects and work to the students and follow their progress which is can be easily posted on the school or university websites
So, since internet provides almost everything, students can use it to help them or to make their work easier on doing research or looking for any information.
Communication is very important to a student, and internet one of the way that make student’s communication easier and faster. As a student, they need to see their lecturers, send or submit their task and assignment by hand, call someone by using cellphone which is wasting their money, time and energy. With internet has opened up new avenues for communication, according to Ashwini Ambekar (2008), email facility let people to communicate with somebody with minimum wastage of time. As Matt Remley (2010) said in his article, It is now possible to send an instant ...