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||Purpose and overview of this Web site, including information
about the author and a link to his resume.
||The syllabus used for a single credit, weekend Internet
course that I teach at a college.
||The questions on the final exam for my Internet course
will be selected from the Question Bank. The questions are identified
as coming from specific Lessons.
- Lesson 1 Browser addresses.
Introduces the browser Internet Explorer. Going to different
sites by typing in addresses (URLs) in Explorer's address box.
- Lesson 2 Hyperlinks.
Hyperlinks and additional practice in typing in addresses.
- Lesson 3 Home page.
Selecting a Home Page for Explorer -- the first page appearing
in Explorer's window whenever you log on to the Internet. Explorer's
- Lesson 4 Favorites.
Deleting someone else's Favorites from your classroom computer
-- and by implication, deleting your own Favorites when you
no longer want them.
- Lesson 5 Favorites.
Creating and renaming Favorites; organizing them in folders.
- Lesson 6 Search engines.
Using a search engine by typing in a subject (key word) and
- Lesson 7A Evaluating
Web pages. Protecting yourself from Internet misinformation,
hoaxes and deception. Explains why Internet misinformation is
- Lesson 7B Evaluating
Web pages. How to protect yourself from Internet deception.
- Lesson 8A Note-taking
Taking notes from Web sites by juxtaposing windows.
- Lesson 8B Note-taking
. Copying text and graphics. Warns of plagiarism.
- Lesson 9A E-mail.
Setting up a free Web based e-mail account. Gives advantage
of secondary e-mail account like Yahoo.
- Lesson 9B E-mail.
Using Yahoo's on-line Help. Practice sending messages to other
students in the class.
- Lesson 9C E-mail.
Sending attachments. Sending the same message to several recipients.
Using the Bcc option --- blind carbon copy -- to hide addresses.
- Lesson 10A Newsgroups.
Using Google to search for Newsgroup messages.
- Lesson 10B Newsgroups.
Using Microsoft's Outlook and AOL with Newsgroups. Special problems
with Newsgroups -- such as flaming and phony identities.
All these exercises are related to the Lessons.
- Exercise 1 Addresses.
Introducing the browser Explorer. Typing in URLs -- Internet
- Exercise 2 Browser
parts. Identifying items in Explorer's toolbar and menu.
- Exercise 3 Suggested
Web sites. Using addresses and links with the help of the
Web Sites list.
- Exercise 4 Suggested
Web sites. More on using addresses and links. Again using
Web Sites list.
- Exercise 5 Home
page. Selecting your Internet Explorer's Home page -- the
first Web page Explorer opens.
- Exercise 6 Favorites.
Deleting Favorites no longer needed.
- Exercise 7 Favorites.
Creating and organizing Favorites.
- Exercise 8 Searches.
Using search sites with the help of on-line tutorials.
- Exercise 9 Searches.
Using search engines to answer assigned questions.
- Exercise 10 Searches.
Using search sites to answer your own questions.
- Exercise 11 Evaluation.
Evaluating Web sites with the help of a checklist.
- Exercise 12 Evaluation.
Writing a page evaluation of two sites.
- Exercise 13 Evaluation.
Checking out an author's credentials on a health site.
- Exercise 14 Evaluation.
Using the help of a site devoted to spotting quackery on health
- Exercise 15 Note-taking.
Taking notes from Web sites. Juxtaposing Web site window and
- Exercise 16 Note-taking.
Taking notes from Web sites. More practice copying and pasting
from juxtaposed windows -- Web site and worprocessor.
- Exercise 17 E-mail.
Writing a summary of Web site about e-mail etiquette.
- Exercise 18 E-mail.
Reading and making notes on Yahoo's service terms. Information
regarding privacy and legal restrictions.
- Exercise 19 E-mail.
Sending a message to more than one person. Using the Bcc option
to hide addresses.
- Exercise 20 E-mail.
Sending an e-mail attachment that is a copied graphic.
- Exercise 21 Newsgroups.
Using Google's Advanced Search to find Newsgroup posts on a
- Exercise 22 Newsgroups.
Reading and making notes on Newsgroup posts about how to avoid
becoming a victim of flaming -- insulting comments often
so common in Newsgroup messages.
||At the end of each lesson, under the title of Resources,
is a list of Web sites having information related to a specific
Lesson. On the Links page, however, is a
list of Web sites that relate not to a specific Lesson but to the
Internet in general.
Anything not covered in any of the other pages but yet of interest
to my students goes here. See this page for information on --
- the computer background suggested for taking this Internet
- my class schedule and how to sign up for classes
||In four years of surfing the Internet,
I came across hundreds of sites that I think my students may find
worthwhile visiting. I have listed many of them -- including their
addresses as hyperlinks -- so that my students can easily get to
them during our class work and even after the class is over as they
continue exploring the Internet on their own.
|| If you are an instructor, I will direct
you to the Web sites where you can find --
- two quizzes, one covering Lessons 1 to 3 and the other covering
Lessons 4 and 5
- a Final Exam covering all the Lessons
- the answers to the quizzes and exam
- the answers to the Question Bank
Instructors, to learn how to find these quizzes, exams and answers,
you must send me an e-mail giving your name, title, phone number
and school or college affiliation. firstname.lastname@example.org