Problems that emerge from using the Internet as a research tool are the quantity of information, the quality of the information, issues of plagiarism, and additional problems with general Internet usage. The issues discussed in this paper are mostly referring to the information found on the Internet when students used it to do research. Most of these problems mentioned often do not apply to publications that are found in both the print form and in an online form. A misconception many students often have is the belief that everything can be found on the Internet if provided with the right tools to find it. In reality, however, Marylaine Block asserts in her article entitled “Getting Students Beyond The Net”, that “the Net represents, at most, perhaps 12% of the world’s accumulated store of information” (Block, 2003, What’s Not on the Net section, para.
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What lay behind this argument was the continuous drift of technology and the funds away from the humanities and toward other departments. The World Wide Web is the other crucially important computer aid for faculty. The Web enables us to search and find most kinds of information within a few seconds. Color graphics, moving pictures, and sounds as well as texts are available through the Web. The information available is nearly unlimited in breadth.
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Internet Integration Into the Classroom Internet integration into the classroom is a great way to foster learning while delivering relevant and interesting lessons. There are numerous ways of incorporating Internet use into a classroom; however, this integration should be thoroughly scrutinized. No tool should be integrated into a classroom without first ensuring that it will be an effective and safe means of instructional delivery. This essay will introduce three such internet-based activities, along with the type of learning each activity fosters. Finally, using background research each activity will be analyzed as to whether the learning is meaningful.