The creation of the Internet has had an immense impact upon the way in which we seek to learn and teach and indeed revolutionized our entire perspective of education itself.
JUST IN TIME LEARNING
In the information age there is a drive to determine different methods of functioning by using non-standardized methodologies and experimenting to determine the most efficient decision making approach. The impact of this development is that it has become imperative, now more so than ever, to acquire correct information in due time.
The volume of information engaged by individuals has also risen exponentially with the advent of the internet. Subsequently, the utilization, management and storing of this information has become more advanced and sophisticated with developments in technology allowing greater avenues for storage and accessibility. In order to be able to operate these new technologies the acquiring of technical and professional ability to manage this has also become necessary. Thus, information has become a very important asset and property for both organizations and individuals with the greater amount of research done on the issue leading to improved relevance and value of the information.
CONTINUOUS AND LIFELONG LEARNING
In order to be abreast the latest information and practices pertaining to any field, students would require both a strong academic base and constant enhancement of the acquired knowledge. The former is perhaps most effectively provided by the conventional means of education that is imparted through regular studies from full time courses. The latter, however, cannot be provided for in same way as the former as career requirements would make it very difficult to engage in full time learning. This is where e-learning and m-learning come in. By allowing the teacher and student to be connected without having to be physically present around each other, modern technologies allow for the possibility rapid and possibly lifelong learning. This works best for professionals who wish to enhance their qualifications while at the same time maintain a professional career.