Anyone who utilizes the internet will have their own individualistic purposes for doing so. Some use it mainly for gaming, some for social networking, and some use the internet to conduct their personal or professional business. A majority of internet users take full advantage of its many available “How-To” resources for researching anything from mechanics to technology itself, or in other words, anything that will enlarge, enhance, or expand their knowledge of a particular subject.
With the way the “Information Age” has transformed the way we learn, evidence shows our learning is not only exclusive to tradition classroom learning. For example, two exceptionally intellectual teenaged individuals have made great strides in their contributions to science by creatively putting in motion the knowledge they have acquired from their usage of the internet. Jack Andraka, a high school student better known as the “teen prodigy of pancreatic cancer”, won the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Gordon E. Moore Award for his invention used to detect the early warning signs of pancreatic cancer. Ann Makosinski, a 15-year old student known for her invention she calls a “hollow thermoelectric flashlight” that transforms body heat into energy. Coupled with traditional classroom learning, both teens utilized the resources available on the internet to do both researching and marketing of their ingenious inventions.
As time moves on and technology advances, the expansion of knowledge being shared on the internet will be infinite. The internet has proven to change the way we think, the way we live, and the way society will revolutionize on its own.
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