The convergence of current technologies provides the infrastructure for transmitting and sharing information faster and cheaper.
However for information to be used to gain knowledge, environments for collecting, storing, disseminating, sharing and constructing knowledge are needed.
Such environments, knowledge media, bring together the telecommunication, computer and networking technologies, learning theories and cognitive sciences.
The web is one such technology that provides access to valuable educational resources such as e-mail, e-groups, bulletin board services, audio conferencing, video conferencing, e-journals, search engines and databases.
It is also used to deliver online instruction or support conventional courses. Effective delivery of this type of instruction must be fast and timely and cater to students, academic, administrative and support needs.
Prof. Dr. Okyay Kaynak, UNESCO Chairholder