Introduction To The Internet 2009

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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

http://www.hfals.co.uk/cis.asp?ID=254

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code
Tue 13:00-15:00 11 MAC 15/09/09 01/12/09 18504
Tutor:  Simon Smith    Full

 

Here's the Course Overview

 

Lesson 1

 

  • Finding reliable Internet Service Providers
  • Use advanced features of new browsers
  • Tabs

 

Lesson 2

 

  • Set up a Yahoo email account
  • Look at the inbox and other folders
  • Compose and send an email
  • Reply to an email
  • Save an address to the contacts list

 

Lesson 3

 

  • File management
  • Email
  • Learn advanced search techniques
  • Saving pictures from the web
  • Contacts

 

Lesson 4

 

  • File management revisited
  • Save pictures from the web
  • Face Book / MySpace

 

Lesson 5

 

  • Web: Favourites
  • Email: Reply to all and attachments
  • Web: Copy information from web pages

 

 

Lesson 6

 

  • Filing and organizing emails using folders and filters Print emails and information from web pages
  • Using a portal
  • Newsgroups, forums and feeds
  • Enter chat rooms
  • IM's

     

Lesson 7

  • Explore and register for various mailing lists
  • Free music, Video and Radio
  • access TV and radio from around the world,

 

Lesson 8

 

  • Look at online communities such as Flickr, Moblog and more
  • Security,
  • Parental controls on the operating system
  • Security settings on the browser

 

Lesson 9

 

  • How to find instructions and further learning
  • Use free telephone and videoconferencing

 

Lesson 10

 

  • Open session

 

Below are links to pages that may have supporting information on them.

 

 

Finding reliable Internet Service Providers

 

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/

 

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/

 

http://www.top10-broadband.co.uk/packages/?sort=bestsellers

 

http://www.webuser.co.uk/websites/website-reviews/shopping/comparison/25688/1/adsl-guide

 

 

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

 

www.Cnet.com

www.brothersoft.com/

www. freesoftware 4all.co.uk/

www.tucows.com/

Peer to peer

 

www. bittorrent .com/

 

www. limewire .com/

 

 

Free music –

www.spotify.com

http://www.we7.com

www.myspace.com

www.playlist.com

http://www.last.fm

 

 

Video

http://www.livevideo.com/

www.youtube.com

www. bittorrent .com/

 

http://www.ovguide.com

 

 

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

www.Youtube.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

http://itv.com/itvplayer

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od

http://demand.five.tv/Home.aspx

http://skyplayer.sky.com/vod/page/default/home.do - not free -

 

Radio

 

www. radio stations.co.uk/

www.bbc.co.uk/ radio /

www. onlineradio stations.com/

 

 

 

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

Faxes.

http://home.efax.com/s/r/uk_home?CMP=OTC-uk

http://home.efax.co.uk/s/r/uk/paperless_faxing/?VID=38707&gclid=CIbvtJyO75wCFZ0U4wodVmZTkQ

 

SMS

http://www.freesmsfrog.co.uk/

http://www.textmefree.com/sms-uk.html

http://www.freebiesms.co.uk/default.aspx - resulted in a text with a sign up message but no original message!

 

IM's

 

Yahoo

Messenger

ICQ

Skype

 

 

 

Security,


www.avast.com

www.avg.com

Backup your data to the cloud: A complete guide

Email encryption

http://downloads.cnet.co.uk/0,39100207,39383154s,00.htm

 

Protecting your privacy and your children,

 

http://www.yourprivacy.co.uk/ProtectingChildrenOnline.html

http://www.securedesktop.co.uk/khxc/webwatcher.html

http://home.mcafee.com/AdviceCenter/Default.aspx?id=ad_fis_htpycpasic&ctst=1

 

Parental control on the operating system

Security settings on the browser

Filters on email

http://www.wellresearchedreviews.com/computer-monitoring/?id=58&s=google&gclid=CLuDlsaP75wCFUQA4wodiCTaiw

 

understanding viruses,

spyware,

hackers,

encryption and anonymity.

 

•  Understand and use firewalls,
anti-virus and other software to reduce threats to your PC and personal data, reduce pop-up windows and adverts
Surf the web anonymously by removing the trail of websites on your PC and on the web Protect your privacy by password-protecting your email using ‘military' strength encryption