The World Wide Web has revolutionized education. Like many others, we at Odyssey Consulting Corp. know that we have just seen the tip of the iceberg regarding the capacity of the Internet and the World Wide Web with regard to teaching and education. We feel lucky and excited to be a part of it. For example, with just the technology that has evolved over the past 15 years, you can take something as simple as a three letter word, for instance, the word "web". In just a few seconds, using your Web browser, you can check the spelling of it, get alternative words, have it pronounced for you, find out, depending on the meaning, whether it ought to be capitalized or not, check out the derivation of the word, get translations for the word in various languages, check out what acronyms it may stand for, find out if it is used as an extension for some type of file (since it is comprised of 3 letters), find out approximately how many websites use the word (5,890,000,000 in 0.05 seconds in Google)... and this is just what you can find in just a few seconds!
Just one hundred years ago, it was not possible for the richest person or the most powerful potentate in the world to have this magic at their fingertips.
We tend take it for granted, but to use a cliché, it is awesome .
Our Current Education Topic:
Education's Role in the Development of the Internet
The seeds that were planted which ultimately led to the creation of the Internet and the World Wide Web, came from an organization that was formed in the United States after the USSR launched Sputnik in 1957. Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to be placed into earth orbit. In response to this perceived threat to the United States, an organization called the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) was formed under the Department of Defense. More.....