The importance of ICT & Internet is quite an evidence from the educational perspective. Though the chalkboard, textbooks, radio/television, and film have been used for educational purposes over the years, none has quite impacted the educational process like the computer. The main purpose of ICT consists just in the development of human mental resources, which allow people to both successfully apply the existing knowledge and produce new knowledge. With the rapid growth of the internet, many educational institutions began to use the internet as a new medium to assist the teaching, research, and many activities. Using the internet in teaching and research makes the communication between the students and the teacher more convenient and interesting. Especially, using the web in teaching and research makes it available for the students who prefer or require learning outside the classroom to study at their convenient time and space. The web has already been one of the most popular media for delivering of the course information. Furthermore, because of the attractive characteristics of the internet, some Engineering level teachers are trying to use the web to assist in interactive teaching, research and learning in recent years. The use of the internet for interactive teaching and learning is relatively recent. The first materials appeared in the early 1990s. The impact, however, has been considerable, mainly because the technology has advantages over the previous generations of computers.
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- Begum, S. S. (2017). A study on the usage of internet resources among engineering students in Madurai district. Alagappa University, Department of Library and Information Science. Retrieved from: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/140954