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Course Description

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!
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Lesson One : Internet Fundamentals

Our world has changed dramatically as the Internet has become more available to the majority of the citizens of Earth. 14 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: History of the Internet; Internet 101
  • Take Poll: The Internet
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Exam: Lesson One : Internet Fundamentals

Lesson Two : How You Got There

This lesson will help us understand how to do searches on the web. 9 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Search Engines; What Is An URL?; Top Search Engines
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Two : How You Got Here

Lesson Three : How It Works

This lesson will provide a more complete understanding of how the web works. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: How Does the Internet Work?; How the Web Works
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Three : How It Works

Lesson Four : Connections

Connections are an important part of Internet knowledge, and we will discuss them in this lesson, 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: What is Kbps?
  • Take Poll: Connection
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Four : Connections

Lesson Five : Blogs, Social Networks, Email and More Fun on the Internet

This lesson will go over all fun activities that take place on the Internet; such as Blogs, Social Networks, Email, Aution, Online Dating and More Fun. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: What Is Email?; Social Networking
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Five: Blogs, Social Networks, Email and More Fun on the Internet

Lesson Six : You On the Web

You can have a family website that contains photos and information about your family, or a business website that helps you sell the gadget you invented. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Domain Names; HTML Basics
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Six: You and the Web

Lesson Seven : Copyrights, Trademarks and Plagiarism

As with any created material, the material is owned by the person who created it, whether it is a piece of writing, a piece of art, or a toy. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Copyright; 10 Common Misconceptions About the Public Domain.; Plagiarism and the Internet
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Seven: Copyrights, Trademarks and Plagiarism

Lesson Eight: Who's The Boss

A fascinating fact about the Internet is that there is really no one in charge. 4 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: InterNIC; ISOC
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Eight: Who's The Boss?

Lesson Nine: The Shady Side

As with everything in the world, there is a dual reality with the Internet. Dangers lurk on the Internet that everyone needs to be aware of. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Malware; Spyware
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Nine: The Shady Side

Lesson Ten : The Dark Side- Predators, Scams, Hoaxes

We discussed the shady side of the Internet involving threats to computer systems and invasion of privacy through software programs and hackers. 10 Total Points
  • Take Poll: Chain Email
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Ten: The Dark Side - Predators, Scams, Hoaxes

Lesson Eleven: Ethics and Netiquette

In the last Lesson we touched very lightly on the subject of ethics on the Internet, mentioning the importance of individual respect and integrity. 0 Total Points
  • Review Article: Mastering Netiquette

Resources and Bibliography

Resources and Bibliography 47 Total Points
  • Take Poll: Let us know what you think of this course
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe how the Internet works.
  • Know describe connections that need to be made in order to access the internet.
  • Know and visit blogs, social networks, and online email services.
  • Navigate the web and find information.
  • Know copyrights, trademarks and plagiarism.
  • Avoid predators, scams, and hoaxes.
  • Know ethics and netiquette, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Course Title: Internet Fundamentals 101
Course Number: 7550332
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Computer Skill
CEU Value: 0.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Metodija Stojanovski
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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