The Internet provides the facilities for electronic communication between people and conducting discussion. All of these are fundamental to the educational processes conveying the communication and finding and using information.

The technology of the Internet may provide opportunities to improve these processes when compared with the technology offered by textbooks, blackboards and video types, but this is not necessarily the case. Educators are currently discussing and researching in which situation, the internet should be used in educational settings and for what purposes. For example many school libraries now provide internet access to allow students to look for information to complement that available in the library itself. Many teachers are facilitating the publishing of student work on the internet, and in tertiary education email and are used to communicate with students in remote locations.

It seems clear that the Internet will increasingly have a role in supporting educational processes in schools but it is not clear which facilities and roles will be most important. It is also not clear that limitations used to be set and the extent to which to which different groups of student need access to it. Must have concerns about the amount of inappropriate materials (e.g. pornography, political, incorrectness) which student maybe able to access and issues such as verification of the validity of informative found on the internet. Software is available to limit access to inappropriate materials but no system is perfect and appropriateness is relative concept. There are also concerns about equity of access for students and the impact on teachers faced with student accessing vant quantities of information often unknown by the teachers.

By: Ms. Nina S. Manuel | Teacher II | Pagalanggang National High School, Dinalupihan, Bataan

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