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Course Requirements

  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with using a mouse and keyboard, navigating a computer's file system, and opening and closing programs
  • Access to a computer with internet connectivity

Course Description

The internet has become an essential part of our daily lives, connecting people from all over the world and providing access to a wealth of information and resources. This course will provide an introduction to the internet, including its history, how it works, and its various components and applications. Students will gain a basic understanding of internet infrastructure, protocols, web browsers, search engines, email, social media, and online safety and security.

Throughout the course, students will learn through a combination of reading materials, videos, interactive quizzes, and hands-on exercises. By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the internet and its workings, enabling them to navigate the online world with confidence and safety.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the basic history and evolution of the internet
  • Learn how the internet works, including its infrastructure and protocols
  • Gain familiarity with common internet applications, such as web browsers, search engines, and social media platforms
  • Develop basic skills in online safety and security, including how to protect personal information and avoid common online threats
  • Develop the ability to find and evaluate information on the internet

Course Curriculum

1 What is the internet
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The internet is a vast network of interconnected devices that allows people to communicate, share information, and access online services from anywhere in the world. It works by using a set of protocols and technologies, including TCP/IP, DNS, and HTTP, to route data between devices and across the network. To connect to the internet, devices use an ISP, which provides a gateway to the network. Understanding the basics of the internet is essential for anyone who wants to take advantage of the many opportunities it offers.


2 Who Owns the Internet
7 Min

The internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, connecting people and businesses from all around the world. But who actually owns the internet? In this lesson, we will explore the ownership of the internet and understand the complex network of organizations and individuals who control it.


1 How does the Internet Work
3 Min

The internet is a global network of computers that communicate using protocols like TCP/IP, DNS, and HTTP. Devices connect to the internet through an ISP, which uses routers to route data between devices and across the network. The internet enables people to communicate, access information, and use online services from anywhere in the world.


1 Internet infrastructure
9 Min

The internet is a vast network of interconnected devices, servers, and cables that allow us to communicate, share information, and access online services. In this lesson, we will explore the infrastructure that underpins the internet and learn about the different components that enable it to function.


1 What is a web browser
8 Min

Web browsers are an essential tool for accessing and navigating the internet. In this lesson, we will explore the different features and functions of web browsers and learn how to use them effectively.


2 How search works
4 Min

Search engines are powerful tools that help us find the information we need on the internet. But how do search engines actually work? In this lesson, we will explore the technology behind search engines and understand how they rank and present search results.


1 How Google Search Works
5 Min

A short video about how Google Search works, including how Google’s software indexes the web, ranks sites, flags spam, and serves up results. Made by Google


1 Cyber Security and Crime
5 Min

The internet has revolutionized the way we live, work, and communicate, but it has also created new opportunities for cybercrime and online threats. In this lesson, we will explore the various types of cybercrime and discuss strategies for protecting ourselves and our information online.


2 Internet Safety Tips for Your Online Security
4 Min


1 Introduction to the Internet [Quiz]
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