Friday, September 11, 2015
The Internet has become a much larger part of the education world today and many of us take it for granted. There are still students in the world that wish they could have the same opportunities. These students may have Internet access in the classroom, but having access to the Internet at home is not an option. If they did have access they could get help completing assignments, especially if the teacher is using the online websites to give the assignments. A large company named Comcast, has come up with a plan to try to help these students get Internet at home.
Comcast has started a program called "Internet Essentials." This program entails getting high speed Internet for a low rate, an affordable desktop or laptop computer, it offers free online or classroom classes that are offered in the area.There are also online tutorials to help people maximize their Internet use. So not only is this program giving students access to the Internet with the main goal of educating students, but allowing them to get a computer at an affordable rate. This ensures they have at least one working computer at home to be able to access the Internet. The program also offers a schedule of free classes that you can attend in your area. This includes online classes and classroom classes. The education companies that sponsor this program and partner up with the programs also offer the classes. These companies have the students' best interest in getting a quality education at no cost to them. The free online tutorials are also very helpful because they focus on the most important knowledge for students to know. They have three sections of tutorials: how to use the new internet (such as how to search the web and create an email account), online security (how to keep your information safe online), and jobs and school help (such as how to use the Internet to help with homework and resumes).
Internet Essentials is a great tool for those who wish to better themselves and their children's education with help from the Internet. Allowing access to the Internet at a low rate will open a window of opportunities for students all across the nation.
Posted by Meghan Scarpiello at 5:56 AM