The world of education is an endless ocean. Any student or teacher can never say they know it all or they have been taught everything. There is always something new to be learnt, discovered or to be understood. Earlier our means to the end of learning were limited both in access to the literature and books across the globe and in the way we shared due to our geographical boundaries. Today, with the advancement in technology and development happening every day, we can share the endless ocean of knowledge with each other. The world of knowledge is now digital, global and accessible.
The impact of internet
The changes in technology and the digitization technology have allowed us to access a whole of learning material online. The rare books and business manuscripts are now scanned and stored in multiple locations for people to read and enhance their knowledge. A book is no longer a closed door and available in one part of the country, it can now be accessed simultaneously across the globe. Online libraries are adding to the readers to access more and more books and relive the joy of learning even in modern times.
The virtue of online learning
Online learning and availability of books, learning materials, research papers, analysis, and manuscripts has helped students and people who wish to learn immensely.
- · There are no time constraints to search for a book, information, data etc.
- · Access to books available globally at small or no costs
- · Internet and online communities enable online learning as well through the books
- · Reduced costs of management, access to books and learning for many
- · Ability to manage education and job side by side thanks to online availability of books and courses now
- · Some online communities are making internet a medium to share learning and knowledge bridging the gap of well qualified teachers and instructors
How can you benefit from the new era and dawn of learning?
As students, learners or even avid readers internet is adding a new parameter to learning and reading habits. Whilst books are easily available online, one can also benefit from availability of teachers, tutors, instructors and guides online to understand the details of the books or help analyze certain aspects and parameters. There are a large number of communities and websites that aim to bring closer the student and teacher in the virtual classroom and bridge the learning gap. Online learning and books are a blessing for the people with access to limited means yet with a willingness to learn and grow.
If one has to see the best thing internet has done for us apart from bringing us together closer, is the access to unlimited wisdom of books and knowledge at click of the mouse and the right kind of websites and communities who are contributing to making learning more fun and easier.