There was a time when everything you wanted to know or learn had to be written down or shared through ballads. Songs, books and writings were not a part of life. Each parchment had to be preserved so that future generations could use it. It was not easy to make multiple copies of each record of learning. Everything was transmitted orally and it had to be learnt by heart. With change of times, invention of printing press and paper and the changes in technology we can now write, store and modify the content of our learning. Our knowledge base is becoming wider and easily available. The technology has made possible to share our knowledge through books with a wider audience and make access to learning easier.
Learning got easier and more fun
Given the changing paradigms, invasion of technology and computers in our lives we can now take learning beyond realms of classrooms. Many of the most wonderful books, learning and oceans of knowledge, books are being stored on computers and in digital format. Making multiple copies of each book, each study, learning and theory is now easier. What is even more easier is to share the learning, knowledge and research with new students faster and without apprehensions and borders. Students can find all kinds of information and books online. Evidently, no book or piece of information is easy to understand without a teacher who can guide you and help you decipher the world of knowledge.
How is Internet changing the face of learning?
Knowledge sharing and adding to our existing learning has been the reason we have been able to evolve, grow and develop. Our advancement is based on our ability to share our knowledge. But increasing education costs are taking away the privilege to learn from a lot of people and hard bound books are not easily accessible in their limited mean to them. In such scenarios, sharing through the internet as a medium to learn and share knowledge base has come as a boon. People are now connecting through online portals and freely sharing books and information with each other. Internet portals and websites aim to bring together people who are willing to learn and those who are willing to share on a common platform. Through these portals people are exchanging their learning and knowledge. They are also hiring on their own skills by asking questions online and clearing their doubts if any.
How can you put it to better use?
While internet is helping easy access to learning, it is also a very affordable and cost friendly medium for many people who cannot afford regular college, classes or pay library fee and juggle visits to libraries in between jobs but are keen to learn. Most of us can sit at home, learn, and contribute. You can avail online help from specialized tutors and subject matter experts 24*7 and have your doubts cleared. There is no need to be uncomfortable or feel the eyes of unwary people on you. You can clear all your doubts without a worry and rest assured for the correct answer to be given. Sometimes, interesting discussion threads happen which add to a lot of versatile and detailed information sharing. This makes online learning interactive as well and you can explore more with audio, videos and visuals available online.