Effects of Internet to Students

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Effects of Internet to Students

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The Internet is a relatively new channel for scholarly resources, and contains vast quantities of information thatvary a great deal regarding its contents, aim, target group, reliability etc. Hence, it is important that the end-user is awareof the diverse information available on the Internet, and educated in the criteria by which the information content shouldbe assessed (Chapman, 2002). The fabulous growth in telecommunication has brought online services, specializedelectronic networks, WebPages, E-mail, software and global information resources to our homes as well as to education.The Internet provides an environment in which millions of people participate and engage in the creation and exchange of information (Rose & Fernlund, 1997).Students have only recently received the opportunity to use the Internet to seek and obtain scholarly material and,consequently, knowledge on how effectively they make use of this channel is limited. Students' information seekingculminates as they work on their theses. Many studies have been conducted regarding the type of information the end-users seek and obtain on the Internet and in which circumstances they prefer electronic sources to paper sources(Tenopir et al.

The Internet is a relatively new channel for scholarly resources, and contains vast quantities of information thatvary a great deal regarding its contents, aim, target group, reliability etc. Hence, it is important that the end-user is awareof the diverse information available on the Internet, and educated in the criteria by which the information content shouldbe assessed (Chapman, 2002). The fabulous growth in telecommunication has brought online services, specializedelectronic networks, WebPages, E-mail, software and global information resources to our homes as well as to education.The Internet provides an environment in which millions of people participate and engage in the creation and exchange of information (Rose & Fernlund, 1997).Students have only recently...
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