Thursday, November 21, 2013

How the Internet Has Changed Our Lives

It’s a very obvious fact that as we move towards advancement, we become more and more dependent on technology. Our lives revolve around technology as we come into contact with it every day of our lives. The internet is the best example of such technology. Processes and communications have become so computerized that it’s literally hard to imagine a life without them. Indeed, our lives have changed for the better as tasks take lesser time than before.
Let’s take a look at the areas where technology is used the most and has caused a positive change.  

Easy to see, the internet has made quality education possible for people, despite geographical boundaries. A person in Asia can and does have access to the same education as a person in the West. Online education has made it possible.  Pittsford University is an example of this advancement, being a premier online university with a global presence in over 100 countries.

Access to information is now possible no matter which country you are located in.  E-books, online encyclopedias, video banks and the like are universally accessible to all regardless of their location. This makes it easier for students, working adults and other people to get the information they need within seconds.
It is now very possible for doctors to remotely access their patients and offer their medical services over the internet. Video conferencing and calling has made this possible. A lot of doctors carry out checkups and diagnosis this way and in many cases are able to help patients in time.

These are some of the many ways in which the internet is helping to change our lives for the better. Social media is another such innovation. At Pittsford University, students are extensively tutored on the many ways through which technology can be used to make lives easier so that the students are more tech smart as is the need of today’s world.                           

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Top 3 Internet Search Tips

As the Internet is now the number one search tool instead of encyclopedias and other books, students need to be well-versed and aware of important search skills that can help them acquire the information they need. The Internet possesses an accumulation of information on an immeasurable number of topics from extensive sources. In such cases, finding something specific can be a little difficult and time-consuming. Therefore, students need to know the ways through which they can get the information they require and screen out the rest.
Here are the top 3 skills that will prove to be helpful while searching for something in particular:

·       Use “quotation marks”: This tool is especially useful when searching for specific events, names, sayings, etc.
·      The Minus sign: As the name suggests, using this sign will screen out irrelevant information and save you from having to sift through reams of text looking for what you require.
·       Site search: Use this technique if you want information from a particular source only, for example a particular website like Wikipedia. Enter the search words and the name of the site after it.

At Pittsford University, new tools of learning are always being tested and introduced in order to give students the best online learning experience ever. Tips, such as the ones listed above, are explained in detail in the online classroom with examples so that students do not face any problems in using any of the tools or tips being illustrated. Pittsford University believes in its ability of innovation and excellence in learning for which it is internationally renowned and respected.  The University keeps on exploring its strengths for the betterment of its students so that they may prove to be qualified and competent human resources who will go on to significantly add to the productivity of the organizations in which they will be employed.