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Internet Infrastructure & Communication - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter is filled with engaging lessons you can study to improve your understanding of Internet infrastructure and communication. Developed by top instructors, these lessons offer informative examinations of topics that include Internet connectivity and communication standards, applets in HTML and Internet collaboration. Completing this chapter will enable you to:
- Detail the origins and timeline of the Internet's history
- Define the World Wide Web and explain how the Internet works
- Discuss the basics of search engines, web portals and keywords
- Provide details about web page design and programming languages
- Describe URLs, IP addresses, ISPs and other aspects of the Internet
- Exhibit knowledge of Twitter, email, blogging and other forms of Internet communication
- Explain privacy, protection and essentials of Internet security
- Share details about etiquette and responsibility in social media
The flexibility of this chapter enables you to study Internet infrastructure and communication concepts whenever and wherever your schedule permits. All lessons are available 24/7 and are accessible via any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Review the lessons that can help you fully understand this subject area. When ready, test your knowledge by taking mini quizzes and a chapter exam.
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.
2. 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.
3. Internet Connectivity and Communication Standards
This lesson explores the network protocols that aid in data communication. It also discusses networking standards (formal and de facto) and introduces some of the organizations that are involved in establishing these networking standards.
4. 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.
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.
6. Applets in HTML: Definition & Example
In this lesson we define what an applet is, review the syntax necessary to create an applet, and incorporate an applet into HTML code to be run. We will also discuss Java source code compiling necessary in creating the applet.
7. 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.
8. Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat
This lesson talks about how social media adds business value by building networks that enhance competitive advantage, enable the exchange of information, foster strong relationships and serve as a foundation of building professional and personal relationships irrespective of different geographical spaces and time zones.
9. Internet Collaboration: Second Life, VOIP, Video Conferencing, Virtual Reality & Telepresence
Today, individuals and businesses are collaborating and interacting online from dispersed locations. Many technologies make it possible to communicate, learn, conduct business, and socialize with people from anywhere in the world. This lesson will discuss various Internet collaboration tools and virtual reality concepts.
10. 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.
11. Characteristics of Mobility in Wireless Networking
In this lesson we will cover the characteristics of different kinds of mobility exhibited by users of wireless networks. Each pattern presents unique requirements for wireless networks, as they ensure uninterruptible service despite diverse needs.
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