Are you in the dark about how the Internet works? Do you wonder how in the world it is possible to communicate with someone on another continent in the blink of an eye? This straightforward course clearly and plainly lays out the basics of the Internet in a light and interesting way. It also offers valuable information about how to protect your computer, your family and yourself from the inevitable dangers that naturally arise in a system so open, and so very powerful.
With a tool as elegant and robust as the Internet, it is good to know what you are looking at when you see or hear about things like “TCP/IP” – it’s not all complex programming language, but often just logical abbreviations for simple terms that best describe the process.
You will be more comfortable using the Internet after taking this course. You will be able to hold a meaningful discussion, not only socially, but with technicians and computer geeks. Get online and get informed with our Internet Fundamentals class!
By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe how the Internet works.
Summarize describe connections that need to be made in order to access the internet.
Summarize and visit blogs, social networks, and online email services.
Navigate the web and find information.
Summarize copyrights, trademarks and plagiarism.
Avoid predators, scams, and hoaxes.
Summarize ethics and netiquette.
Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.