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How fast Internet connection supports online education?

By Annphilip Subscribe to RSS | March 15th 2012 | Views:

Internet has emerged as a powerful tool for education. The use of Internet as a medium of communication and storing information is increasing day after day. Internet allows students and teachers who are residing in different parts of the world to interact, share and exchange information. There are various methods of Internet education.

Various methods of education through Internet are as follows:-

Online Educational videos- This is one of the common methods of education. In this method, the students are getting an opportunity to learn things by watching and hearing on different subjects. In the past few years, students and teachers are taking benefit of this method. Some of the universities and educational institutions are following this method. Youtube is a site where we can upload and download educational videos. As videos posted in youtube is available to people all around the world, lots of people are taking advantage of this site.

Virtual classroom – Now teachers and students around the world can come together and share their ideas and information in the virtual classroom. Now matter you are in Japan or China or U.S, virtual class enables you to communicate synchronously using video or audio or text chat. You can even share presentations, documents, animations or images in a virtual board. Nowadays so many companies are introducing virtual class room softwares. This software makes it easy for students to learn directly from software, instead of attending a face-to-face class. Web supported textbooks gives them more information. Some of the advantages of virtual class rooms are:-

It is interactive – In virtual class rooms, students and teachers can interact in a two-way voice process. That means, it enables students to ask doubts and receive answers in the virtual space.

Convenience and cost saving – Those who are not able to attend real school can opt for virtual class. There is no need to travel to a specific location and attend classes. Most of the virtual schools are offering classes at best prices. This saves both time and cost.

Flexibility – When compared to traditional schools, virtual schools gives you the option to view sessions or review sessions. If you are not able to attend a class, still you can access your missed class as and when you need. Most of the virtual classes have the option to review sessions after the classes are over.

Webcasting – Internet also allow broadcasting events, seminars and programs related to education over the web using streaming media technology. Webcasting technology can distribute a single content to simultaneous listeners or viewers. A webcasting can be distributed live or on demand. So if a group student has to access a presentation they missed earlier, it is possible through webcasting. As webcasting is real time, online conferences are becoming more interactive and collaborative. Webcasting became more popular because it is cheap and easily accessible. If you have a fast internet connection from providers like Faster Internet, webcasting will be more interesting. Webcasting was first presented by Brian Raila of GTE Laboratories at InterTainment in 1989.

Wiki – Another exciting site that gives more information about places and things is Wiki. For most of the research topics, Wikipedia can give some information. It contains nearly three million articles on various topics. The site also allows people to add, modify and edit contents through web browser. Most of the wikis offer at least a title search and sometimes a full text search. It also promotes linking of web pages. If some other web pages contain detailed information about a topic, then it will give link of that site.

Online education is possible only with a good Internet connection. If you don’t have a fast Internet connection, then it is not possible to download and upload articles and presentations at the allotted time. So always get a better Internet connection, when you plan for online education.

Annphilip - About Author:
As a freelancer, Ann likes to write about online education. If you are planning to opt for online education, it is better to subscribe to service providers like Faster Internet to get a good Internet connection.

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