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The Internet and Education

The Internet has many uses in today’s society and as we travel through the “net” we leave footprints wherever we go. While watching Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk, one question he had resonated with me. “Can learning happen where there are no schools?” (TED, 2014) I love this question/quote because I personally have witnessed this! School is not the only place where people learn, I have seen kids learning to add while bowling, geometry is learned on the pool table, and reading is learned in a parent’s lap. A school does not hold the monopoly on learning, especially with the development of the Internet. I learned how to safely cut down a tree using YouTube!  


While earning my degree, my “classroom” is wherever my laptop or iPad has internet access. I have not set foot in Beaumont, TX where Lamar University is located, yet I