PROJECT TOPIC- ROLE OF INTERNET IN ENSURING EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY
This study focused on the roles of internet in ensuring effective educational development in Ebonyi state university. The study is specifically aimed at identifying the various roles of internet in education. Areas of internet application in Education, How internet enhance effective teaching and learning and how internet causes social vices among youths. Five research questions were used for the study. The questionnaire was the main instrument for data collection using mean and frequency. The questionnaire was made up of 25 items which were divided into five sections. The finding of the study were; that there are significant roles played by internet in ensuring effective educational development in our educational industry; application of internet in education promote effective teaching and learning and that internet promote social vices among youths.
Background of the study
Internet is the international connection of computer’s or global connection of computer’s. Both capek (1998) and Baggage (1996) opined that Internet is the connection of interconnected computer network. They went further to maintain that Internet is a contraction of international and network. However, Internet is an internal network of computers linked up to exchange information, that is why Pych (1999),
Althaus and Abarbane (1997) were of the view that Internet is an information super-high ways required for global interaction. This international network “Internet” consist of computers permanently joined together through high speed connection. Historically, internet started as a pet-project of the Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to develop an American Defence Network.
The Network was called Advance Research Project Agency (ARPANET) at to the success of the Network, schools, Reseach institutions and other American governmental parastatals, later became connected to the network. Ever since, millions of internet users all over the world have been linked to the network.
On the same view, Gutenberg (2001) and Mbam (2003) maintained that internet started as a pet-project of Defence in America. Around (1999), an American Defence Department Agency called ARPA (Advanced Research Project Agency) began a project entitled “Resource sharing computer network which was used for the exchanging military information between sites that are long distance apart.
At the other way round, internet has become very chaotic because many people are now the users of computer connected network. Typically, internet is a set of interconnected computer networks using common communications standard known as TCP/IP suited (TCP/IP stand for transmission control protocol /internet protocol, and protocol means a set of roles used in exchanging data among transmitting equipment).
The interconnection of computer network is regarded as a web of computer networks. Hence, internet provides the world wide- web (www) and it can directly be regarded as the world wide web itself. Moreover, today internet which is a system by which a user with a computer can communicate with millions of people around the world, has aided and ensured tremendous roles in boasting and ensuring
effective educational development in our present educational industry. Internet is at the forefront of information technology superhighway which is a communication technique associated with people using computers and some communication links to access and exchange information. For to connect or link to internet, the user computer must be connected to the telephone or cable system through a device called a modern.
It is widely recognized that one of the most persistence challenges that confront education today is the absence of the culture of collegiality, opportunities to discuss and share ideas and professional workings in educational setting which happens to improve enhance since the advant of Internet. However, the use of internet in Ebonyi state university will go a long way in promoting, sharing of views, resources, better
preservation and conservation of files, scripts, documents and better connectivity and collegialities within and outside the university environment. In support of the above viewpoints, Morrison and William (1998) maintained that Internet was a technological project intended to create better connectivity’s for American universities.
The team developing internet opined that its primary goals was to give universities a better chance to develop themselves through the assistance of an electronic medium specifically designed for institution of higher learning. Basically, reading from the Internet home pages, the original Internet was wider open to various research works, but the situations has now changed and the reasons are simple.
The privatization of the network and frequent of the congestion of its commercial replacement have deprived many faculties of the network capability needed to support world class research; this un-intended result has had a significant negative impact on the university. Internet has played a tremendous role in ensuring effective educational development in Ebonyi state university.
The use of internet has aided and is still promoting proper use of files, documents, scripts etc, sharing of information, courses, office automation, payroll system, sending and receiving of educational resources, polices and programmes etc since the advant of computer connected to the network “internet”. Not only that, References, inventory management and control, online education, evaluation of student’s scores etc
have all received a welcome development of Ebonyi state university. Furthermore, Shrivastava (1999) viewed that the enrollment program and data are based on casual conservation with dozens of provider. Internet has promoted effective teaching and learning, student’s assessment, analysis, training and consultations and even that of staff, educational ministries etc in the university.
However, on the same point, Chickering and Ehman (1996) described how internet can reinforce principles of good practice of teaching and learning with focuses on assessment, analysis, educational ministries, academic staff, management etc are all aimed at boasting effective educational development. Even Bonk (2003) stressed on the importance and significant of course sharing in higher institution via
internet, while lamb Hair and Daniel (1994) also suggested that internet technology allows for synchronous learning in new environment marked by multimedia components and information across made possible by the web. Levwnburg (1999) talked critically on online education and how online education via internet gives power to students of higher learning which Ebonyi state university is not excluded.
Therefore, internet is a testing ground for research. However, it has aided and still aiding in various educational researches in Ebonyi state university; no wonder milike pilu (1998) opined that internet is wide open to various research work. Not only that, internet promotes educational connectivity within and outside the university environment.
In the same views, Graves and Morrison (1998) said that internet as a project intended to great better educational connectivity and linked for the purpose of sharing views, educational information and resources. As internet and telecommunication technologies become more accessible, they can be used in much more deliberate ways to facilitate teacher to teacher, educational agency to agency, staff to staff etc aimed at promoting effective educational development in Ebonyi state university.
The study is conclusively necessary as it aimed at correcting some of the mistakes and problems that face Ebonyi state university on the area of teaching and learning, information storage, retrieval, office automation, effective use of computers (internet) in ensuring effective educational development in Ebonyi state university.
PROJECT TOPIC- ROLE OF INTERNET IN ENSURING EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY
Statement of the Problem
The problems that embodied the mind of the researcher is to find out the roles internet has aided in the successful improvement of educational development in Ebonyi state university. However, the problems are as follow:
- Poor value of Internet in Ebonyi state university.
- In adequate implementation of online education in the university.
- In efficient office automation that resulted to the poor flow, storage and processing of scripts, files, document, receipts etc in the university.
Purpose of the Study
The main purpose of this study is to find out roles of internet in ensuring effective educational development in Ebonyi state university. Specifically the study is designed to find out:
- Various roles internet play in ensuring effective educational development in Ebonyi state university.
- Area of internet application in the education.
- How internet enhances effective teaching and learning in the university.
- How the use of internet promotes collegiality in our educational industry.
- How the use of internet will promote data and information storage, processing, analysis etc in our educational industry.
Significance of the Study
This study is hoped to help educational planners, administrators, teachers to appreciate and understand the important roles of internet in ensuring effective educational development in our educational industry. Moreover, it is also hoped that the study will help further researchers, I the field of “education” and internet to dig more ground and make new discoveries and findings that will be added to the already existing knowledge in our various disciplines in life.
More importantly, the study will help he management of Ebonyi state university to properly store and preserved educational data, inventory, note of school, to rapidly evaluate, calculate and process students examination scores, promote collegiality in the university even instictions and online education in Ebonyi state university. Finally, the study will help in the prevention of constant missing of scripts, file, receipt and educational documents as observed in Ebonyi state university.
Scope of the Study
The study is to found the roles internet played in ensuring effective educational development in Ebonyi state university. However, it embraces how internet has promoted on-line education, effective teaching and learning, pay roll system etc which enhances effective educational development in Ebonyi state university.
The following are the questions that will guide the researcher in his research work.
- What are the roles internet play in ensuring effective educational development in Ebonyi state university?
- What are the areas of internet application in Ebonyi state university?
- How does internet enhance effective teaching and learning in Ebonyi state university?
- How does internet contribute to social vices among students?
(e) What ways has internet promote data and information storage, processing and analysis?