ITNW 1337 – 14377/003 Introduction to the internet
Introduction to the Internet with emphasis on using the World Wide Web to locate,
transfer, download, install, and publish information. Survey of emerging technologies
on the internet.
COSC1300 Introduction to Computers OR
COSC1301 Personal Computing
You will be expected to have:
A personal computer with Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP, if you wish to work at home.
An internet provider (for access to the internet), if you wish to work at home.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or Firefox 2.0 (these are the latest versions)
An email program to send and receive email.
An email address.
A word processor with spell check.
This course is taught using distance-learning technologies.
Two exams will be given
Grades will be based on both concepts and practical application.
Weekly Assignments 50%
A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
D = 60 – 69
F = all scores below 60
New Perspectives on the Internet, 6th Edition, Comprehensive
By Gary Schneider, Jessica Evans
Course Technology, 2007
ISBN 13: 978-1-4188-6071-4
ISBN 10: 1-4188-6071-9
Topics and assignments
Week 1 Tutorial 1 Browser Basics
Week 2 Tutorial 2 Basic communication on the Internet:
Week 3 Tutorial 3 Searching the Web
Week 4 Tutorial 4 Information Resources on the Web
Week 5 Tutorial 5 Downloading and Storing Data
Week 6 Exam 1 Covers Tutorials 1 – 5
Week 7 Tutorial 6 Real-time communication on the Internet
Week 8 Tutorial 7 Mass communication on the Internet
Week 9 Tutorial 8 Creating Effective Web Pages
Week 10 Tutorial 9 Security on the Internet and the Web
Week 11 Tutorial 10 Electronic Commerce
Week 12 Exam 2 Covers Tutorials 6 – 10
An Introduction to the Internet
What is the Internet?
The Internet is a worldwide network of computer networks that connects university, government, commercial, and other computers in over 150 countries. There are thousands of networks, tens of thousands of computers, and millions of users on the Internet, with the numbers expanding daily. Using the Internet, you can send electronic mail, chat with colleagues around the world, and obtain information on a wide variety of subjects.
Three principal uses of the Internet are:
• Electronic mail. Electronic mail, or e-mail, lets you electronically "mail" messages to users who have Internet E-mail addresses. Delivery time varies, but it's possible to send mail across the globe and get a response in minutes. LISTSERVs are special interest mailing lists which allow for the exchange of information between large numbers of people.
• USENET newsgroups. USENET is a system of special interest discussion groups, called newsgroups, to which readers can send, or "post" messages which are then distributed to other computers in the network. (Think of it as a giant set of electronic bulletin boards.) Newsgroups are organized around specific topics, for example, alt.education.research, alt.education.distance, and misc.education.science.