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Introduction to the Internet February 2002 Agenda History of the internet Internet functions Browsing Email Chat Other Internet browsers/Internet explorer History of the internet Network of networks Original purpose - Defence Early form Cumbersome text-based menu driven system

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introduction to the internet

Introduction to the Internet

Instructor: Shayna Keces

236-0302, ext. 441

February 2002

agenda
Agenda
  • History of the internet
  • Internet functions
    • Browsing
    • Email
    • Chat
    • Other
  • Internet browsers/Internet explorer
history of the internet
History of the internet
  • Network of networks
  • Original purpose - Defence
  • Early form
    • Cumbersome text-based menu driven system
  • Development of WWW in mid 1990’s
browsing
Browsing
  • Research
  • Finding people
  • Playing games
  • Reading newspapers
  • Banking
  • Government information
  • Job searching
  • Shopping
  • Downloading programs or files
email
Email
  • Electronic mail
  • Non-secure
  • Client software – company or ISP
    • Resides on computer
    • Outlook, Eudora, Netscape Messenger
    • Not available in public libraries
    • Advantage re contacts on webpages

"Ottawa Public Library contacts, "(http://www.library.ottawa.on.ca/english/contact/index.htm)

email cont
Email (cont.)
  • Web-based email
    • Program resides on web page
    • Free service
    • Available from any internet computer
    • Must go to website to send/receive mail
    • Attached files may be problem
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Chat
  • Used most often by children and teens
  • Safety precautions necessary
  • Wide variety of chat rooms/subjects

dir.yahoo.com/computers_and_internet/internet/world_wide_web/chat/

  • Should monitor first
  • IRC, web-based and instant messenger
web based chat
Web-based chat
  • Most common with improvements in bandwidth
  • Kind used in libraries
  • Need plugin or applet to use so not all will work
  • Available from many websites
other functions
Other functions
  • Usenet
    • Newsgroups (groups.google.com)
  • Telnet
    • Joining another computer system
    • Often used for receiving non web-based email
  • Ftp
    • Site set up to distribute files (called anonymous ftp)
browsers
Browsers
  • Way to view html documents (URLs)
    • Structure of a URL
  • Often needs plugins for multimedia applications
  • 3 main browsers
    • Internet Explorer (Microsoft)
    • Netscape Navigator (Communicator)
    • Opera (independent company known for efficient design, linked to Qualicum)
webpages
Webpages
  • Effects and display different in different browsers
  • Applications not always available on public computers
  • Frames
    • Scroll bars within page (up and down and side to side
    • Address bars not real site
    • Printing
internet explorer
Internet Explorer
  • Ways to access a Web page or URL
    • Address bar (type in or drop-down menu)
    • Open file (website or file)
    • Hypertext links
    • Bookmarks/Favourites (not available in library)
    • Personal links (not available in library)
internet explorer menu bar
Internet Explorer menu bar
  • File
    • New (CTL +N) – New window
      • View two pages at once or waiting for new page
      • Keep to minimum
    • Open (CTL +O) – File or webpage
    • Saving webpages
      • Html (open in browser)
      • Text (for word processor and email)
    • Print – Page one to see no. of pages or selection (new version of IE has Print Preview)
practice
Practice
  • Open a new screen
  • Use File menu to open www.ithaca.edu/library/Training/useful.html
  • Save this webpage as an HTML file on your desktop
internet explorer menu bar cont
Internet Explorer menu bar (cont.)
  • Edit
    • Find (CTL-F)
  • View
    • Go To
    • Stop (ESC)
    • Refresh (F5) http://investor.stockpoint.com/
    • Source
    • Text size
    • Encoding (for non roman alphabets)
practice a
Practice A
  • Minimize the screen
  • Open ICYouSee webpage which you saved on the desktop
  • Find the words EDGAR
  • Click on that hyperlink
practice b
Practice B
  • Type the following URL in the address bar http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/time_line.html
  • Click on Era and Timeline of Chinese history
  • Click on Stop after a few seconds
tool bars
Tool bars
  • Back and forward buttons
  • Stop
  • Refresh
  • Home (choose wisely)
  • Search
  • History
  • Print
bookmarks favourites
Bookmarks/Favourites
  • Way to keep track of useful websites
  • Not available on library machines
  • Should have organizational structure
  • Personal links for heavily used sites
bookmarks favourites cont
Bookmarks/Favourites (cont)
  • Add to favourites
    • Create in (choose folder or create a new one)
    • Make sure correct folder is highlighted when creating subfolder or favourite
    • Press create in
  • Access offline if don’t want to have to be connected (not applicable in library environment)
further study
Further study
  • Carroll, Jim. Canadian Internet new user's handbook. 004.678 C319c
  • The Internet handbook for writers, researchers, and journalists. 004.678 I612 2000
  • Snell, Ned. Sams teach yourself the Internet in 24 hours 004.678 S6715t 2002
  • Kent, Peter. The complete idiot's guide to the Internet. 004.678 K37 2001
further study videos
Further Study : Videos
  • The interconnected world of Internet basics V004.678 I61
  • Teach yourself Internet Explorer 5.0 V005.713769 I5v
  • Internet 1-2-3-- getting on-line V004.67 I616
  • An Introduction to Microsoft Internet Explorer V005.71369 I5Lib
further study websites
Further Study : Websites
  • Internet 101 http://www.internet101.org/internet101.html
  • Exploring the Web http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/internet/explore.htm
  • Browsing Basics – Internet Explorer http://www.websearchguide.ca/tools/IE5Win/navfram.htm