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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
|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 Standards||Learn about industry regulations that allow information to be shared amongst networks.|
|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.|
|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.|
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. 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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