Introduction to the Internet - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

paul2
introduction to the internet l.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Introduction to the Internet PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Introduction to the Internet

play fullscreen
1 / 24
Download Presentation
Introduction to the Internet
356 Views
Download Presentation

Introduction to the Internet

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Introduction to the Internet Instructor: Shayna Keces 236-0302, ext. 441 February 2002

  2. Agenda • History of the internet • Internet functions • Browsing • Email • Chat • Other • Internet browsers/Internet explorer

  3. 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

  4. Most popular uses of the internet

  5. Browsing • Research • Finding people • Playing games • Reading newspapers • Banking • Government information • Job searching • Shopping • Downloading programs or files

  6. 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)

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

  15. 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

  16. 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)

  17. Practice A • Minimize the screen • Open ICYouSee webpage which you saved on the desktop • Find the words EDGAR • Click on that hyperlink

  18. 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

  19. Tool bars • Back and forward buttons • Stop • Refresh • Home (choose wisely) • Search • History • Print

  20. Bookmarks/Favourites • Way to keep track of useful websites • Not available on library machines • Should have organizational structure • Personal links for heavily used sites

  21. 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)

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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