Introduction to the Internet
- In a few paragraphs, outline the history of the Internet from inception to current day.
- Name 2 agencies that govern, aide, or improve the web and/or its technologies; describe each organization.
- Explain the relationship between client and server computer citing differences in purpose, hardware, and location and maintenance.
- Draw a LAN in a star configuration. Be sure to label each device.
- Explain the sociological impact of the Internet; citing at least 2 specific examples.
- Explain what an Internet Protocol is. Name and describe 2 examples.
Searching and Finding Information
- Explain what is meant by a “searching algorithm”. How can variation in an algorithm modify the searches use and meaning?
- Explain boolean operators. At the conclusion demonstrate a search string using boolean operators for all articles from Time magazine about the North Korean/South Korean Border containing the word communism but none that mention Russia.
- List and describe characteristics of a good search engine.
Email, Mailing Lists, and Communications
- List and describe methods of electronic communication.
- What are the sociological effects of email and other online communications.
- What is email ettiquette? Is it identical to Message Board/Forum ettiquette? Explain.
- List clients for each: private communication, semi-private communication, public communication, semi-public communication.
Entities that use the Internet
- Review how current trends in web use have influenced its use in business and education.
- Specifically, how do educational institutions use the Internet?
- How do current trends in the web influence its use by business and education?
- Classify and label the following file extensions. Identify what the file is used for. .html, .css, .js, .php, .zip, .jpg, [teacher should place more file types discussed here.]
- Explain the difference between lossless and lossy compression.
- Explain what is meant by file “optimization”.
- Describe rich media.
- List and discuss download optimization tools.
Methods of Sharing Information
- Define each term: Blog, Forum, Wiki, Feed, RSS, Chatroom, and Podcast
- Explain software as a service.
- Compare and contrast types of Web sites: brochureware, applications, static, and dynamic.
- Explain the term “aggregate” and its application to RSS feeds and social sites. Give examples of each.
- What is a blog? What software, services, etc make blogging possible for non-technical people? What are the sociological implications of blogging?
- Explain and give examples of microblogs.
- Outline the steps for producing a podcast, in general terms.
- Review and discuss the common misconception of anonymity when using the Internet. What measures can someone take to locate a person? Suggest methods of enhancing your security online.
- What classifies as technology or Internet addiction; describe behaviors and tendencies. What methods would you suggest to someone who suffers from one of these addictions?
- Describe the cause and effects of Carpal Tunnel and safe methods of avoidance.
- Name and discuss two common scam themes.
- List a checklist of actions a user should take (or look for) when entering sensitive information on a website.
- In general terms, explain the things an ecommerce site needs to securely accept purchase and process credit card payments.
- What is HTTPS?
Legal and Ethical Considerations
- Where can one find information regarding National and State laws and regulations for conducting ecommerce?
- Explain methods of preparation for content exclusively for the web.
- Explain Creative Commons liscensure.
- List the limitations to using a third party's work. When is it appropriate, when is it not?