Influence of Internet on Students' Academic Performance

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Influence of Internet on Students' Academic Performance

By | August 2012
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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
1.1 Introduction
The Internet is one of the greatest recent advancement in the world of information technology and has become a useful instrument that has fostered the process of making the world a global village. It is the source of information that plays a significant role in the society especially among students. Based on the Merriam-Webster (2012), Internet is an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world. It provides an environment in which millions of people participate and engage in the creation and exchange of information (Rose & Fernlund, 1997). SEGi College Kuala Lumpur (SCKL) is one of the private colleges in Malaysia owned by SEGi Group. Strategically situated at the capital city of Malaysia, SCKL has nurtured and groomed thousands of graduates. The college has more than 6,000 students studying full-time and part time modes. As to encourage the use of Internet at the college it has provided 200 computers at computer lab for students’ use. There has been an impact or perhaps an influence of the Internet among the student of SEGi College. Internet is important but we do not know how important it is to the student of SEGi College. We can see many of these students spending their time mostly on the Internet in the SEGi College’s computer lab itself. The computer lab will always be crowded at all times. It is important for us to study the advantages, disadvantage and the need of the internet towards these students. The usage of internet is very wide and it is impeccable to see this student without the internet. Therefore, it is very vital for us to study the influence of Internet for these students.

1.2 Problem Statement

It is very hard to get information by using books and there is also limited info that can be found in books. The internet is universal perhaps if we put it that way. We can get...