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Essay2.B - Elliott Saunders Essay 2.A The Internet Enhances...

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Elliott Saunders Essay 2.A February 12, 2008 The Internet Enhances Young Adults’ Learning The internet has progressed the minds of anyone who has used it. The information and the easily accessible net can only help the minds progress and learn at a faster pace. The amount of information accessible for any purpose is astronomical. The wide variety of topics the internet possesses has allowed anyone who has access to the internet to further advance their knowledge. But it has affected one segment of society vastly greater than all the others. Those who were born in between 1984 and 1990 have had the internet at their fingertips to help and assist them in learning and gaining a greater base of knowledge. Young adults learning have been enhanced because they can access the internet. Progressed learning can be accomplished because of the broad base knowledge available on the web and internet access increases the learning process for young adults. My image shows a child viewing information on a computer and thus leads me to discover how young adults learning can be enhanced by being introduced to the internet on many different aspects. To truly know how the internet has affected young adults, ages 17 to 23, it is helpful to know a brief history of it and how it came about. In the late 1960s in Europe and America the basis of the internet arose from a system called packet-switching networks, which would break down portions of information and send them to the destination and then reassemble them on the other side. This time is considered the primitive era because it only sent information from one place to another and was not available to the public for most of its existence. Unix User Network (USENET) was the next system to play a big role. It incorporated information sharing and discussion and was available to anyone who had access to a computer, which is still used 1
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today. The World Wide Web was not introduced until 1991 and allowed for a standard linked information system accessible across a range of computers in use. In 1993, Mosaic, the first web browser broke onto the scene and jumpstarted the social internet phase. The web nowadays consists of five different parts. The World Wide Web (WWW), Electronic Mail (E-Mail), File
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