3 Ways That Internet Has Changed Higher Education For The Better

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3 Ways That Internet Has Changed Higher Education For The Better

2 December 2016
 Categories: Technology, Blog


The introduction of the internet has changed several different things for the better, but one thing that is has changed a great deal is higher education. It has made several things easier and has opened a lot of doors that were before thought to be impossible. This article will discuss 3 ways that interest has changed higher education for the better. 

Online Classes

Perhaps the biggest change of all that has come from the introduction of the internet is online classes. These classes allow people from all over the country to enroll in the same class, just as long as they have an internet connection. All of the information needed for the class, such as the lectures, assignments, quizzes, and tests, are all going to be located right online. Also, you will have access to the instructor via email or other chat features. Many of these courses follow the same semester time scale that regular classes do, but some allow you to complete them at whatever pace works for you. While this isn't going to be exactly like being in the classroom, it is a great alternative for those who for one reason or another aren't going to be able to have a traditional college experience. This may be someone who isn't close to a college campus, a busy mom who has kids at home, a father who needs to work and can't attend classes at regular hours, and the list goes on. 

Access To More Content And Resources 

The internet has also helped to create much more content and resources for college students. Rather than only having access to the books, periodicals, etc., that they could find in their school's library, they now have access to anything and everything that can be found on the internet. Many schools have incorporated an online library for their students to use. This not only takes the hassle away from checking out books, but also allows them to have access to the content for as long as they need. 

Online Assignment And Quiz Submissions

Even if you are not taking an online class, you are still likely going to submit most of your assignments and quizzes online. This can make getting the assignment to where it needs to go much easier and it can also make it almost impossible for an assignment or quiz to be lost. This is also great for saving paper because all of the assignments will be digital, rather than printed on paper.