Friday 30 January 2015

Take advantage of the wealth of resources at your fingertips

The world as we know it is constantly evolving. The accelerated growth of technology in the past five years has  changed the way we do things.

The field of education has not been immune to these technological advancements.  Technology enables  students to have access to real-time information in order to enhance the learning process.

 A single word typed into a search bar can generate millions of results in less than a second. Giving students of all ages, all relevant information  at the click of a button.

The use of educational tools (learning programmes uploaded onto tablets  for pupils) has even enabled primary school children the opportunity to be exposed to the benefits of technology on education at an early age.

Every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003, according to Eric Schmidt, an American software engineer and businessman.

Here is a simple tip to help you sift through all this information online:

Expand your searches by using the word “AND”, “OR” and “NOT” when typing in the search bar. This way you will search for the words together and ensure that the correct information is top of the search results.

Don’t forget offline

With this wealth of knowledge online, it’s easy to overlook the important physical resources that your institution offers. Resources such as libraries, journals, your lecturers and fellow students can supply you with valuable information.
Your educational journey requires debate and conversation in order for you to gain further insights into your chosen profession.

In the digital age it is easy to focus on just your online resources. But the secret to finding well-rounded information is to use all of your resources at your disposal.

Remember to reference information correctly, whether the source is online or offline. Plagiarism is to be avoided at all costs.

Knowledge is power. So take advantage of all the resources at your fingertips to help you learn and grow.

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