The contribution of the Internet to the development of research in higher institutions of learning: Case study - St. Mary’s National Seminary, Ggaba
Today, there is an era of the Internet generation where children are born and grow the modern means of communication. These include smart phones, tablets, kindles, palm tops, laptops, net tops, wearable computers and many others, that include Internet connectivity. These have made lives of people easier , and information flow smooth. The educational sector, has mainstreamed the Internet had Internet in the education system. This study examines the contribution of the Internet to the development of Research in higher Institutions of learning, using Ggaba Seminary as a case study. 11 lecturers and 120 students were selected to participate in the study. Different Questionnaires were administered to the 2 categories of respondents. The majority of the students believe that the Internet can significantly contribute into the learning process. More specifically, they state that the Internet use can improve learners’ academic performance, promote research skills and critical thinking, encourage independent or collaborative learning, enhance motivation, strengthen self-confidence and improve the teaching methods. Much as their as limitations like accessibility, power shortages, educational, misleading information on the Internet, and many others. Respondents acknowledged that the Internet contributes to the development of Research.