The internet has impacted my personal learning tremendously. I have always been a person that wonders about random things and previously they were just passing thoughts that caused me pause for a few moments and then I continued about my business. With the introduction of the internet I find myself running to Google to type in any keyword or phrase and being mesmerized at the search results in a matter of seconds. The internet has allowed me to act on the thoughts I have. Google is not my only go to site. I also use YouTube very frequently. The convenience of how to videos is perfect for this mother of five!!! I see the internet as a never ending classroom environment. You can learn about anything your mind or heart desires. Like all good things, the internet can be distracting. Sometimes when searching for pertinent information I do find myself wandering away from the initial target. It is important to be disciplined when you are using the internet for research in online courses or other school assignments. I am more open to technology now that I am older. I see the value it has to offer and the fact that technology is the future and the future is now!!! I am already so technologically challenged that I can't afford to lose another minute not learning about and from all the internet has to offer. The advances in technology over the years is just mind boggling to me. I am hungry to learn all I can since starting this class. I see it opening my eyes to all I have missed over the years!