Updated Internet Resources On The Technological Needs of students

3 min readMar 14, 2024

The convergence of information and communication technologies as typified by the Internet is increasingly having more influence on all aspects of the society as it has become an integral part of the daily lives of many people. It has had a transformative impact on the mode of information sharing and access globally.

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Information and knowledge disseminated through the slow process of oral communications or with paper materials can now be transferred rapidly from an individual to an infinite number of users through a number of media and formats. The Internet is the fastest growing communication technology and has emerged as a major source of information that connects people, data and other computers, reducing the world to the much talked-about global village


The need for availability and utilization of Internet in school library has been viewed as inevitable and something that could be used in all sphere of life to improve the lives of people and solve societal problems. Internet is a very fast method of communication, with messages arising anywhere in the world within seconds or a minute or two at most. Internet plays a very crucial role in the attitude of teenagers; it also enhances efficiency all the days by. Coming from school that does not have Internet access, creates much complexity. Going through the information resources on the Internet is definitely faster than reading an entire book and homework is also made easier with the help of the Internet. The Internet and use of personal computers have altered many students and teachers well established habits like the way the media is used. Today students and teachers are more likely to read the morning headlines online than in the newspaper on the breakfast table. This shows that the utilization of Internet is for both teachers and students to broaden their knowledge.


The impact of Internet in the total operation of the school libraries connote that Internet is now a global tool for information acquisition, processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination. The use of Internet in technological education programmes is an important step as it provides fast and easy transfer of skills in the exchange of information. Some of the factors that are essential, for a successful use of the Internet. These include knowledge and usage of the Internet resources; training on a continual basis; availability of equipment and technical assistance; supportive administration; collaboration with other teachers; collaboration with other students; and advanced planning. He gave a summary of some key reasons why students should be encouraged to use the Internet in their learning. These are motivating factors; fast communication; access to information; interactive activities; cooperative learning; locating research materials; acquiring varied writing skills. The Internet in all its ramifications has revolutionized community and information service the world over in the last decade. It has equally opened a new vista in the world of library and information service as it has generally enhanced scholarly communication and research in all fields of human endeavours.


Because new technologies such as computers and Internet are complex. An element of uncertainty exists in the minds of students

with respect to the successful adoption of these technologies in the classroom. Attitude towards usage and intentions to use these technologies may be ill-formed or lacking. This, actual usage may not be a direct or immediate consequence of such attitudes, and intentions. Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is an information system theory that models how users come to accept and use a technology. The model suggests that when users are presented with a new technology a number of factors influence their decision about how and when they will use it. These factors are known as external variable which includes opinions of fellow students, pressure from parents and pupils, the change in society with the rapid growth in the use of technology, the requirements of a national curriculum and the likes.