Project 3: Introduction to the Internet
This project will be one of the application segments of the Microcomputer 1100 course. Through "hands on" activities students will become familiar with both the concept and practical nature of the Internet. Students will be introduced to the various search engines - Yahoo, Excite, Webcrawler etc. - to access information on the Internet. They will identify the strengths and weaknesses of these search engines. In addition, students will be introduced to the concept and practice of electronic mail - both within the Windows NT network and the Internet.
This project will be an integral component of the Microcomputer 1100 Technology Education course. It will increase student knowledge and proficiency in communication technologies.
Intended learning outcomes include:
Learning outcomes related to Technology Education
The primary hardware resource will be the Windows NT network for Internet signal distribution to connected computers. The software resources will be Netscape 3.0 for Internet access and within Netscape the various search engines to access information.
- increased awareness of the capabilities of the Internet for information access