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Internet History, Technology, and Security, University of Michigan

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About this Course

The impact of technology and networks on our lives, culture, and society continues to increase. The very fact that you can take this course from anywhere in the world requires a technological infrastructure that was designed, engineered, and built over the past sixty years. To function in an information-centric world, we need to understand the workings of network technology. This course will open up the Internet and show you how it was created, who created it and how it works. Along the way we will meet many of the innovators who developed the Internet and Web technologies that we use today. What You Will Learn: After this course you will not take the Internet and Web for granted. You will be better informed about important technological issues currently facing society. You will realize that the Internet and Web are spaces for innovation and you will get a better understanding of how you might fit into that innovation. If you get excited about the material in this course, it is a great lead-in to taking a course in Web design, Web development, programming, or even network administration. At a minimum, you will be a much wiser network citizen....

Top reviews

By SB

Jan 07, 2016

This is an extremely important course. I would love to see it taught in high schools or in the first year of university. We should all understand how the Internet was developed and how it functions.

By JJ

Oct 24, 2015

A excellent overview of Internet History, the underlying technology and a quick tour of SSL/TLS. The interviews with some key folks of internet folklore was an added advantage. Highly recommended.

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By rameshkumar govindaraju

Feb 09, 2019

Was not useful.

Will not recommend. you can see some youtube videos informally to gain some background information.

By Sachin Kumar

Feb 07, 2019

This course is too good recommended for the students those are interested in Internet.

By Mukli Krisztián

Jan 16, 2019

Excellent!

By Nadia Migur

Jan 02, 2019

Dr Chuck, i am so much thankful for your wotk! It was an amazing experience!

By Olli Ohls

Dec 27, 2018

Extremely educational course on the foundations, history and core principles of the Internet!

By ABDUL NASIR MUNIRU

Dec 24, 2018

Amazing Teacher best ever

By Japneet Singh

Nov 13, 2018

Simply great Doc Chuck is amazing one of the amazing teacher I have ever see thank you Coursera for providing such good courses.

By 柯旂

Oct 22, 2018

Great course, I really learn a lot. Thanks Dr.Chuck

By Christian Omar Mimenza Sánchez

Oct 11, 2018

very friendly and interesting

By avinash reddy

Sep 11, 2018

Excellent course to know the evolution of internet, and the energy and zeal with which the course is thought is contagious and entertaining.