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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Using the Internet for Knowledge Acquisition and Students’ Knowledge Retention

  • Zakaria Saleh
  • Alaa Abu Baker
  • Ahmad Mashhour
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 167)

Abstract

The Internet is the superior mean of communication and information dissemination in the new millennium. It is important to note out that searching for information on the Internet does not necessarily mean that some kind of learning process is going on. While the Internet dramatically changed the dissemination and sharing of information, there is no general consent among researches on the impact of the Internet on students’ and learners knowledge retention. U sing the Internet as a source of information, the student’s knowledge acquisition level and knowledge retention maybe affected for both the short term and long term. In light of that, this study was conducted to measure students’ retained knowledge by acquiring information from the Internet, and find how much of that knowledge was really retained at a later time.

Keywords

Internet learning knowledge acquisition knowledge retention 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zakaria Saleh
    • 1
  • Alaa Abu Baker
    • 1
  • Ahmad Mashhour
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management Information SystemsYarmouk UniversityJordan

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