As is vividly shown above, a teacher and a pupil stand in front of a blackboard, talking about the relation of internet and education. The pupil, holding a smart-phone in his hand, questions whether he needs any other education or not, with the mastery of Google.
While the Internet has greatly impacted how to learn, education doesn’t simply means learning to acquire information because of the following two factors. On one hand, education is very inclusive, so leaning to obtain message is usually a part of it. If we overemphasize students’ ability of acquiring information, we will fail to educate the young to be developed fully. On the other hand, it is only a passive way of learning to obtain information, which do not parallel to creative thinking that is essential for education.
Thus, while putting emphasis on education, we should cultivate the youngsters’ awareness of obtaining the knowledge in many aspects rather than just by the internet. Only in this way, can our society be more harmonious; can our economy be more prosperous, and we, as individuals, embrace more promising perspective.