The Benefit Of The Internet In Research Project Writing Among College Students

There is a lot that entails having confidence in research project. Research project is beyond coming up with a project topic. It has everything to do with the entirety of the research work from the undergraduate project topic, getting the research materials etc. and all through the end of the research work which ends at the defense hall. The internet facilities have shown to improve the confidence of students in research projects. This is because the internet has a way of providing all the necessary information one need whether social, economic, religion, academic and otherwise. This technology has reshaped the tertiary educational practice in terms of academic learning and research project.

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The usage of the internet in higher institution have improved educational development and research and has encouraged virtual interactions for sharing research findings. Like in any other higher institution of learning around the globe, Nigerian university undergraduate students are often required to conduct diverse research work as they progress through their final year. The qualities of a student's research and learning are largely dependent on the quality, quantity and current internet resources. However, the rationale for internet utilization for academic and research purposes stems from the benefits derived, such as free access to online journals, magazines and other information resources. The use of the internet in the educational setting has enabled easy access to many resources and information sharing. It provides access to global sources of information and permitting researchers to discuss and share experiences as well as research findings which can be easily accessed by others. The internet facility which is widely used by students and educators has efficiently helped students to carry out substantial research work


The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities. The Internet is at once a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information dissemination, and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers without regard for geographic location. The Internet represents one of the most successful examples of the benefits of sustained investment and commitment to research and development of information infrastructure. Beginning with the early research in packet switching, the government, industry and academia have been partners in evolving and deploying this exciting new technology.

The internet has been described as the communication superhighway thet links, hooks, and transforms the entire world into a global village where a different individual can easily get in touch, see or speak to one another, as well as exchange information instantaneously form one point of the globe to another. It is also a global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols. The advances in information technology and the development of computers have affected student approaches to research and learning in the contemporary higher educational settings. Studies have shown that technology is one of the key modifiers of human behaviour and this has now become a norm for social interactions


The Internet is a global network of billions of computers and other electronic devices. With the Internet, it's possible to access almost any information, communicate with anyone else in the world, and do much more.

The benefits of internet facilities utilization 

  • It broadens ones horizon.
  • It enlightens one’s scope by divulging global information.
  • The novelty of workers with a computer raises the students’ motivation.
  • Linking new learning in other institutions of the world.
  • Bridging communication gap between developed and developing countries.
  • Research mark made easy.
  • Assist students to be computer liberates.


Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Undergraduate project is an academic assignment (or research) undertaken by a student towards the completion of his/her academic pursuit of a first degree as stated in his first degree curriculum.

Undergraduate research projects can be designed to fit a variety of class constructs and to promote student learning at all levels of undergraduate education. It is also a task undertaken by student(s) within a given period of time in a given subject area aimed at making the student have independent capacity for inquiries and to supplement and as well complement formal teaching in his area of study. This enables the student hone-in the theoretical course work in the university. There is no doubt that the exercise will reveal to the lecturer who is assigned to supervise the student, the student’s area of strength and weaknesses. When these weaknesses are corrected during lecturer – student interaction, the student comes out to be the pride of the university – the alma mater.

Undergraduate research projects can be student or faculty initiated, and students can either participate in a work in progress or enter a project at its start. Undergraduate research is the exploration of a specific topic within a field by an undergraduate student that makes an original contribution to the discipline.


The most effective communication resources, computers and the Internet, are part of our daily life and have become one of the important tools in the education. The Internet helps transfer information between different points therefore this satiation makes the Internet a very powerful information system. People in different age groups and jobs, students and academicians who do scientific research and prepare projects prefer using the Internet because it is the easiest, fastest, and cheapest ways of accessing necessary information.

As a result of the information that can be accessed through the internet, it has become a veritable tool for research work. Students have come to build strong confidence on the internet in terms of their research project. Undergraduate students can easily get materials for research project. So it automatically gives them confidence with the knowing that they can get all or almost the materials they need for undergraduate research project.


The use of the Internet in the educational environment has enabled easy access to many resources, and information sharing has, therefore, significantly increased. Moreover, the prevalence of this sharing has brought additional benefits in that these resources can be used in any location and any time. Students have come to build their confidence around the internet because of the information available and materials shared by other researchers as well.


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