While sending messages by fax was trendy in the early nineties and fax machines are still popular, more people are sending e - mail (electronic mail) which can be transmitted through the Internet system. They also use the internet to shop, study, and do research and business.
The internet is a powerful network which consists of millions of computers connected together. Information on the internet comes from around the world and is gathered from many subjects. For example, there is complete information on literature, banking, medicine, law, engineering, etc. Once one has access to the system, he/she may copy information from internet data bases for free.
Many people are excited about the use of internet in the classroom. But there are advantages and disadvantages in using a computer this way for learning.