As the Internet becomes more globally accessible, Yvonne Marie Andres would like to see it used more for preventing problems than creating new ones.
A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Andres was one of the first to develop and utilize online learning programs for students and educators.
Among the education initiatives she helped develop are Global SchoolNet, Global Schoolhouse, the International Cyberfair and the U.S. State Department-backed Doors to Diplomacy Program.
In an interview from her induction, Andres said she hopes that the Internet will be better incorporated to create hands-on, practical learning opportunities, particularly among younger generations at an early age.
“My hope is that we will actually use it for more substantial problem solving, problem preventing and future thinking,” she said.