The "Information Superhighway" provides educational and economical benefits, but also poses a threat to teachers and students. One of the many report's written by the United States Council on the National Information Infrastructure called "The Information Superhighway Will Offer Many Benefits," is filled with a good amount of information on how students and teachers benefit from the Internet. The council also emphasizes on how our economy can grow and , as the council stated, ". . . will enable us to maximize the value of all our human recourses, revitalize our Nation's social and economical fabric and reaffirm our country's sense of community" (21). Chaitram Ramphal writer of "The Internet Will Impair Education" talks about the opposing views on educational benefits.
Everyday more and more people are joining the Internet, providing vast amounts of information for the whole world to use and benefit from. Students, as the council indicates, " .
. . what ever their geographic location or socioeconomic background-also will have electronic access to the educational recourses of our most prestigious libraries" (20). This enables students, as well as teachers, to exchange culture, knowledge, and values across the world in a matter of seconds! Online class are provide twenty-four hour schooling, which is making it easier for more people to continue and finish collage degrees from just about anywhere. Satellite up-links and real-time interactive video, audio and data networks are also allowing students to draw knowledge from anyone at just about anywhere.
As much as education is growing the economical part of all this is booming as well. The Internet is already providing over dozens of job opportunities, products and services to people all over the world. Today all ready we see how the Information Superhighway is make or lives easier and more convenient. Auto mated...