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Internet and Web Services : A Tool to Excel Achievement in Globalised World

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 5 Issue 2

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Prabhat Pandey, Meenu Pandey | Author(s) Affiliation:
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Abstract

The influx of technology into institutions of higher education has demanded changes to the traditional support structures at colleges and universities. Higher education students are using technology as a means to communicate with, and seek help from, university personnel, including academic advisors. The Internet is the decisive technology of the Information Age, as the electrical engine was the vector of technological transformation of the Industrial Age. This global network of computer networks, largely based nowadays on platforms of wireless communication, provides ubiquitous capacity of multi-modal, interactive communication in chosen time, transcending space. The Internet is not really a new technology: its ancestor, the Arpanet, was first deployed in 1969 (Abbate 1999). But it was in the 1990s when it was privatized and released from the control of the U.S. Internet has the potential to eliminating geographic and prejudicial barriers. Few would deny that the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) have the potential to revolutionize the way people conduct themselves in business, education, and personal relationships. Distance Learning Technologies (DTLs) have changed the face of correspondence education. The world has become smaller for those who use internet on a daily basis. In modern era most people today can hardly conceive of life without the internet. This study was conducted to explore the role of internet and web services on higher education and research. Use of internet by the students is being gradually increased in public universities. The universities are expanding the internet facilities to increase services to the teaching and learning communities. Digitization of libraries and internet links between the public universities libraries are in progress. It is expected that the use of internet would bring significant changes in higher education and research systems of developing nations and the institutions of higher education would attain a global standard.

Keywords: Internet, Research, WWW, Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web Services, Web Technology, Web Application

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