Introduction To The Internet 2009
What should I be able to do by the end of the course?Understand the general concepts behind the world wide web Register for and use online email accounts to send and receive messages and attachments, and use other email functions such as ‘reply' and ‘forward' Filing and organizing emails using folders and filters Print emails and information from web pages Download and copy text and pictures from web sites Explore and register for various mailing lists Understand the general concepts and terms behind the world wide web Understand the ‘parts' of a web address and how to enter them accurately Save and store website links for future reference Use the Search function to locate information and websites online Explore Web 2.0 (Facebook, Myspace, Twitter) and register accounts Look at online communities such as Flickr, Moblog and more
Here's the Course Overview
Below are links to pages that may have supporting information on them.
Finding reliable Internet Service Providers
Use advanced features of new browsers to surf the web more efficiently and safely .
What Browser are you using? IE?
Accelerators - Watch a video to learn how to use Accelerators .
Web Slices - Watch a video to learn how to use Web Slices .
Search for and register with good value and low cost Internet Service Providers
Connect your home PC to the internet – dial-up and broadband Use
Using a portal
Sign up to Yahoo and Windows Live
Learn advanced search techniques to always find what you want, quickly.
Perform advanced searching using Boolean Operators and specialist software
Understand how to download software and other files,
Dangers to consider viruses, spy-ware, how to approach with caution
Peer to peer
Free music –
Look for and download a wide variety of software (much of it free) to perform different work on your computer: for example software to perform the tasks listed below
access TV and radio from around the world,
Listen to the radio from around the world and watch TV and video clips
http://skyplayer.sky.com/vod/page/default/home.do - not free -
Newsgroups, forums and feeds
What is a forum - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum
What is meant by “Usenet” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
Feeds - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS
enter chat rooms,
Chat rooms -
use free telephone and videoconferencing
http://www.freebiesms.co.uk/default.aspx - resulted in a text with a sign up message but no original message!
Protecting your privacy and your children,
Parental control on the operating system
Security settings on the browser
Filters on email
encryption and anonymity.
Understand and use firewalls,