Mia A. Sardarsingh
University of Phoenix
GEN 300 Skills for Professional Development
Professor Juan Carlos Wandemberg
February 23, 2008
The Internet is a world wide telecommunication system that provides connectivity for users all over the world. It allows users to communicate with each other across the distances (Kahn & Certh, 1999). The Internet began in 1969 as a local network between universities in the United States and ever since has quietly doubled in size each year (Howe, 2007). The Internet has now changed how we view the world and how we live our lives. It has given us the power to learn, but it has also presented each user with more information that he or she could ever imagine. The Internet has also changed the way users think about communication and education. The internet is a living library of information, changing and expanding rapidly. On the internet users are able to buy, sell, and auction personal items on websites such as Ebay. Through the internet users are able to take online classes, have discussions, post messages, send email, read text, and browse countless websites searching for even more specific information (Goranson, 2002).
There are many benefits and resources that the internet can provide and there is so much that students can do with it as well. Not only are students able to communicate with international students, they can gain from others’ knowledge and experiences, participate in chat rooms, share ideas and solutions and learn about the many diverse cultures that they encounter (Lui, 1997). The interactive learning that the internet provides also help students at all levels. The internet has become an intricate part of education in that more schools are using the internet to teach. It also offers many resources that are not usually available to some students. Some of the resources that are available to students focuses on study guides, tutorials, and learning communities. In addition to...