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Ch 6: World Wide Web

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn about the fascinating rise of the internet and the massive undertaking to keep it running. Use the self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson to test your knowledge of the World Wide Web.

World Wide Web - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

History is filled with people who push the envelope, discover the unknown, and believe the impossible. This innovation that helps define the human race is hardly better revealed than in the creation and development of the internet. This chapter takes you through the evolution of network communication, traveling through time to discover how it all began, how it has grown, and how it works today. This chapter is designed to teach you:

  • Major events in the history of the internet
  • How the internet is regulated
  • How programming languages are used
  • How websites are created and maintained
  • Who protects you and your privacy
  • What types of social media and group forums exist

VideoObjective
What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline Explore how the internet came to be, and learn about the events that led to its amazing growth.
Internet Connectivity and Communication StandardsLearn about industry regulations that allow information to be shared amongst networks.
Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript Look at how web pages are created and maintained, and be able to recognize various programming languages.
Web Scripting: Client-Side and Server-Side Discover the techniques programmers use in website design and how scripting is used within web browsers and servers.
Scripting Languages: Perl, JavaScript,VBScript & AppleScript Focus on four languages used to create script in web design.
Search Engines, Keywords & Web Portals Study the function of search engines, understand how they operate, and recognize the significance of keywords in web browsing.
World Wide Web: How the Web Works Look behind the scenes at the world wide web and gain an understanding of how it's all connected.
The Internet: IP Addresses, URLs, ISPs, DNS & ARPANET Look at the internet and how it works, understanding the purpose and function of its various parts.
What is Internet Security? - Privacy, Protection & Essentials Learn how the complicated task of internet security is approached and executed.
What are Newsgroups and Discussion Forums? Disseminate differences between various forums of communication on the web.
Communication & Wireless Computing Devices: GPS, PDA, Cellular & Satellite Gain an understanding of devices used in telecommunication systems.

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: World Wide Web
What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline

1. What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline

While the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, it is a relatively recent technology. Learn about the origins of the Internet, e-mail and the World Wide Web.

Internet Connectivity and Communication Standards

2. Internet Connectivity and Communication Standards

Standards and protocols provide the essential rules that enable hardware and software to work together and allow devices to communicate over a computer network. This lesson will explore formal and de facto standards, protocols such as TCP/IP, and industry officials including IEEE, ISO, ACM, IETF, ITU-T, and CODASYL.

Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

3. Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

Web design is the creation and visual design of documents displayed on the World Wide Web. It is important to create engaging and visually appealing websites to attract and retain customers. Many factors must be considered when designing a website. This video will explore the steps in Web design and the programming languages needed to create a dynamic and interactive website.

Web Scripting: Client-Side and Server-Side

4. Web Scripting: Client-Side and Server-Side

Web scripting is used to create dynamic web pages. Learn about the two types of web scripting used to make web pages more interactive: client-side and server-side scripting.

Scripting Languages: Perl, JavaScript, VBScript & AppleScript

5. Scripting Languages: Perl, JavaScript, VBScript & AppleScript

Scripting languages are used extend the functionality of existing software, such as creating dynamic content for web pages and automating repetitive tasks. Learn about some of the most popular scripting languages and their applications.

Search Engines, Keywords & Web Portals

6. Search Engines, Keywords & Web Portals

Search engines enable users to locate a vast amount of information on any topic quickly and conveniently through the Internet. Common search engines include Google, Yahoo, Bing, and AOL. The topics discussed in this lesson include search engines, Web portals, keywords, Boolean operators, spiders, search forms, database, and meta tags.

World Wide Web: How the Web Works

7. World Wide Web: How the Web Works

In this lesson, an overview of the World Wide Web is discussed, including its development and operation. The various technologies that enable the Web to work are also described. Topics include Web browsers, hypertext markup language, hypertext transfer protocol, hyperlink and FTP.

The Internet: IP Addresses, URLs, ISPs, DNS & ARPANET

8. The Internet: IP Addresses, URLs, ISPs, DNS & ARPANET

We'll cover the basics of the Internet, including its history and functioning. Key topics include IP addresses, TCP/IP communication protocol, DNS, URLs, and the transfer of information as packets through the Internet.

What is Internet Security? - Privacy, Protection & Essentials

9. What is Internet Security? - Privacy, Protection & Essentials

The Internet provides a wealth of information and services, but also presents certain risks. Learn about the various security threats and way to make your online activities more secure and enjoyable.

What are Newsgroups and Discussion Forums?

10. What are Newsgroups and Discussion Forums?

Newsgroups and discussions forums allow users to view and post messages online based on common interests. Learn about the similarities and differences between these two types of online communication tools.

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