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