Type:

Interactive, Full Course, Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Other, Manual

Description:

This 10-lesson course provides a basic Introduction to the Internet, including a historical perspective and a comparison of the different Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Web browsers. All course materials are provided here on Curriki including: Handouts, Homework Assignments, Lesson Plans and Presentations, and Reference Materials. Topics covered in the course include secure online: surfing (navigating) techniques, search engines, shopping, banking, investment aids, and exploration into areas that address specific interest areas of the class members. The class addresses some of the potholes on the Internet Highway (Identity Theft, Viruses, Hoaxes, Urban Legends, Scams, & SPAM) and how to avoid them. The class utilizes an online elctronic bulletin board (eBoard) and email/attachments throughout the 10-module course. Each module is target for 90 minutes. The course was first offerd at BOLLI in the Spring of 2008. The course uses shareware/freeware tutorials, in-class exercises, homework and outside reading. As a prerequisite to enrollment, class members should have: basic keyboarding skills, a familiarity with personal computers, an email address and basic email skills, and a PC at home with an Internet browser installed. Class members may satisfy the requirement for the installation of an Internet Browser as part of the pre-class registration process with instructions to be provided by the SGL.

Subjects:

  • Career & Technical Education > General
  • Education > General
  • Educational Technology > General

Education Levels:

  • Other

Keywords:

surfing internet introduction www world wide web

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Members

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-09-12.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This course was first offered at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis (BOLLI) in 2008, and is geared towards adult learners. However, pieces of this collection may be used at various educational levels. The class utilizes an online electronic bulletin board (eBoard) and a series of 10 modules (90 minutes in length), each structured around a PowerPoint presentation. Topics include the basics of internet connections and browsers, searching, downloading, using various online tools, and safety. All course materials are provided, including handouts, homework assignments, lesson plans and presentations, and reference materials. The handouts are Windows-based and very site-specific and may need to be adapted for use outside of the BOLLI program. The program also requests the following prerequisites for participation: basic keyboarding skills, a familiarity with personal computers, an email address and basic email skills, and a PC at home with an Internet browser installed.

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