Week #11 – The Internet!
Did you miss last week’s post? Go here <–
Today’s class video recording from 11/16:
A Few Important Due Dates to Watch:
- Mid-Semester Assessment / Reflection – due now (please send asap via e-mail)
- Final Term Paper Draft due (3-4 pages) – preferably due between 11/16 – 11/30 (send via e-mail)
- Final Term Paper –(6 pages – NOT including the bibliography page) preferably due between 12/7 – 12/15 – (send via e-mail)
- Final Course Assessment / Reflection – 1-2 pages – due 12/15 (send via e-mail)
- How many hours a week do you think that you spend online? What do you mainly do online? How much time do you spend reading e-mail, surfing the web or using instant messaging or other chat programs? What are your top 3 favorite websites?
- How many e-mail messages do you receive on a typical week day? How many of those messages are spam? How do these numbers affect you?
- How many of us, since the pandemic evolved, have and continue to purchase most of their needed products over the Internet? How many of us do our banking / pay bills online? Do have security concerns about online transactions?
Let’s watch the videos below:
(The second video can be watched outside of class and included in the reaction)
Assignment: Respond in the comments section below ->
- What did you think of the 2 videos above? Not only based on the information and content but on a technical and presentation based level?
- What do you know now that you did not know before watching both of the videos on Internet history? What stands out the most?
- Do the videos induce and alter / reshape the way that you will think about the Internet moving forward? What changes might you make as a result?
- Additional reflections – what else comes to mind? What might the “Internet” look like in 25 years from now?
Please write a 200 – 350-word response and post it into the comments section below, preferably by our next class time. You will also need to comment on one of your classmates’ responses by the following week as well. Engage!
(***I strongly suggest that you generate your response(s) using a word processing application like ms word, pages or notes first, make the necessary spelling and grammatical corrections and then copy and paste your work into the comments section below***)
Internet History Relatedness:
The Internet – <– wiki
What is World Wide Web? <– wiki
Internet Archives <– all things Internet (including the way back web)