In continuation with my Learning Series; adapted from a motivating and inspiring write-up which I felt would be very useful for both students and the Society as a whole with day – to – day instances, to encourage positive thinking and improve efficiency !!
BROWSE TO LEARN ! (SKY IS THE LIMIT!) Today, the Internet has opened gates to unlimited knowledge. World Wide Web (www) makes it possible to learn things from any point of the world if you have internet connection. You can type your favourite subject in the browser (Google or Mozilla or Bing or any other) and with a click on the enter button you are taken to a series of WebPages. You can choose, read, make notes and expand your knowledge. You can also check images, videos, maps, books, and many more. Type the weblink (URL) in the address/search bar and click enter. You will be taken to that source of information / video /podcast. There are millions of pages on various aspects of knowledge.
For your awareness , a picture is given below with the various parts of an Internet Page :
Core Rules of Netiquette
• Adhere to the same standard of behavior that you would follow in real life
• Know where you are in cyberspace
• Respect other people’s time and bandwidth
• Make yourself look good online
• Share expert knowledge
• Respect other people’s privacy
• Be forgiving of other people’s mistakes
Various Websites for Education:
Wikipedia is a free, open content online encyclopedia created through the collaborative effort of a community of users known as Wikipedians.
NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) , provides e-learning through online Web and Video courses in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Management and Humanities.
Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides free video tutorials and interactive exercises.
MIT Open Course Ware (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from its undergraduate and
graduate-level courses online, freely and openly available to anyone, anywhere.
Coursera is an educational technology company that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Quora (Question and Answer site) is a social networking site where people can ask questions & get answers.
Sites for Employment:
LinkedIn -a site for professional networking. Create an online profile which is similar to your resume.
Naukri.com, Career Builder & Monster India are a few popular sites that give job notifications
Social Networking Sites:
(Where users could communicate with one another and share information, media such as pictures, videos, music, blogs, etc.)
2. Twitter: https://twitter.com/signup?lang=en
Video Sharing Sites
1. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/?gl=IN Photo Sharing Sites
1. Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/
“INTERNET IS BECOMING THE TOWN SQUARE FOR THE GLOBAL VILLAGE OF TOMORROW.” – BILL GATES