So far that we’ve discussed the web through the A to Z Challenge,we’ve spoken all about the fun stuff or rather the play bit from the work and play available on the web. The reality however differs, because while the web is a great mental vacation, it would be unfair to miss out how efficiently it plays the part of an educator.
Going by the first and obvious aspect,i.e- direct education. A lot of portals today such as a Coursera, Unacademy, Khan Academy, Alison to name a few offer affiliated certificate courses at a subsidised or zero fee.
Online libraries today offer material from the likes of MET allowing one to get their hands on the most exclusive of books from around the globe.
Courtesy of learning apps such as Duolingo,Hello Talk,Mindsnacks etc that international languages are the new local.
Now moving to the other side i.e- indirect education which oh boy, is an endless stream. Indirect learning or education is seen through YouTube videos, blogs, tutorials so and forth. As a personal example, I’ve been able to host and run a website by myself courtesy of YouTube tutorials (With no coding experience, these tutorials come handy.)
Experiences are never just limited to a small realm, of course. The internet seems to have an answer to everything. Fancy food is no longer limited a chef’s kitchen at a high end restaurant, it is now cooked and enjoyed in a middle-class household even because web!
And no campaign worked as brilliantly towards Save Paper as the web did. Gone are the days when dictionaries were bought or notes were made, everything seems to be available at the tip of the fingers.
Stemming from my personal experience again, I know of people who understood and even learnt the sarcasm trait because of the internet. And to sum it all, harsh as it may sound; the internet has a huge role in making people appear less stupid on multiple occasions 😛
P.S: The next time someone thinks the web is all play and no work, make them read this post. Until next time, #StayCurious 🙂