THE ROLE OF THE INTERNET TO STUDENTS
EDELINA G. MALLARI
The internet plays an important role in the life of students today. It can be a source of learning as many of the so-called “netizens” can easily upload any photo, video or writings that may be used as sources of information for learning. Computer files are easily shared through social media, thus can be used as informative tools.
With the influx of gadgets, websites, softwares and apps (computer applications) in the mainstream, technology is of great help to students who can do research works, gather information and materials needed for their studies.
The social media is another platform where we can get some information at hand. As part of the internet portal, we can likewise get some research materials on social media including the news and other information on current events.
The internet provides almost finite information on many subject matters. It has become a wide window to the world, not just on history but on real-time events anywhere in the world. For students conducting research works, tasks have been made easy and very accessi b l e.
Despite the great help of the internet to students, there are however the downsides of it. Students are made so dependent on the internet that they would not exert much effort on the traditional form of research that would require extensive reading and physical and mental efforts in gathering data.
The author is a public school teacher at Diosdado Macapagal
High School at Sto. Domingo, Mexico, Pampanga