3 WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN IMPROVE YOUR STUDY
There is probably nothing you want to get today that you cannot get online; information, goods, services and even friends! In the past, you would have been reading the hard copy of this article in a newspaper or magazine. Now, you are most likely reading this online.
We are in the Information Age, some call it the Digital Age, Computer Age or New Media Age. This is a period in human history when there has been a dramatic shift from an economy based on Industrialization to one based on Information Technology. According to Wikipedia, the world’s capacity to store information in 2014 was equivalent to 4,500 stacks of printed books from the earth to the sun! Just a hundred years ago, the average person was lucky to read 50 books in a lifetime. Today, everyone is confronted with the equivalent of 174 newspapers everyday according to a research from the University of Southern California! That is really huge.
So, what exactly can you benefit from all the information available on the internet? How can you leverage on technology to ensure that you are successful as a student? Here are three ways technology can help you succeed as a student.
1. YOU CAN USE THE INTERNET FOR ASSIGNMENTS
One of the ways you can use technology to boost your success in school is to use the internet for your assignments. There is so much information available to you just by investing a little time to search through the internet. The answers to your questions are not going to come to you; you are going to have to search for them even if you had to consult textbooks. The good thing about the internet is that there are a lot of reliable materials that are readily available and cheap as well. There are many videos and tutorials on the internet that can provide you with answers to the questions that you have to answer. Use sites like Google Scholar, Khanacademy, Bing etc to find answers for your assignments.
2. YOU CAN USE THE INTERNET TO CONNECT WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE
The people you associate with will determine whether you succeed or fail in life. If you consistently hang out with people who are not success driven, you will eventually end up being like them. With the internet now, you can join groups and forums online where people of like minds are. It is easier for you to succeed when you surround yourself with people who think like you. You can easily share ideas and get motivation from other people just like you. There are many people and organizations that are willing to mentor you to success.
3. USE THE INTERNET TO LEARN FASTER
With the internet, you can learn faster and also at your own pace. All you need is access to the internet and the willingness to learn. Trust me, there are so many you can learn using the internet. You can learn how to bake, read, solve equations, teach, talk, plait hair, fix phones, use software etc. There are just too many things to learn that you can’t remain ignorant. If you have a passion to learn something, why not go online and find resources? You will get more resources than you thought were available.
The internet has both positive and negative uses. I encourage you to use it positively to succeed as a student.