This course was awesome. A combination of the history, sociology and practical architectural / implementation elements of modern digital and internet technology. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks Chuck!
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 Djana R•
Awesome! As usual Charles Severence and University of Michigan are the Best!
And this is not for the fact that he is my first teacher of Python (Programing for Everybody), but he is really a talented, smart man with many passion on explaining. I attended many courses and I feel that his lecture a better even as University of Toronto courses in Pyton.
Very strong Recomended all the Severence`s courses!
By Sey C•
The title says it all. Great overview of the history, technology, and security of internet. From the title and the nature of these lecture type courses I was worried it would be boring, but not with Dr. Chuck :) He brings all of the concepts down to earth and help us understand them thoroughly at the same time. Highly recommended for everyone, especially non CS majors jumping into programming!
By Geoffrey P•
This was my first course that I completed with Coursera. The highlight was the lecturer Chuck Severance whose relaxed style and sense of humour made it that much more worthwhile. My only regret was that he had the Office Hours in London on the day of The World Cup Rugby final-now imagine that in the States!!- for American Football. All in all an excellent course- more of Prof Severance please!
Outstanding course with an incredible professor. You can clearly see that he's passionate about what he's talking about and really conveys the vibe that was around to build the internet. Makes you want to know more, dive deeper and build stuff. Exactly what education and learning should be like. An the information is presented excellent as well. Cant imagine a way to make it better.
This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of how the internet works. The content, videos, and the teachings of Dr. Charles severance are just great, very precise and to the point with real life examples and interviews. It has been much more than what I had imagined and expected. Thanks very much Dr. Charles Severance and Coursera for a great course.
By Sumin K•
Great course that gives you the understanding of the internet history and the technology behind it.After finishing this course,I was able to appreciate how many people dedicated to the technology that we take it for granted.I can see the world in a different perspective thanks to this lecture.Was a pleasure taking this course.And many thanks to Dr chuck from south korea.
I found this to be more a 'have fun' improve your general knowledge course than something a bit more focused like learning to program in a particular language.
Having said that this is probably the single course on Coursera in which I have had the most genuine fun. The topic if just fantastic and the videos from so many of the key players is just incredibly interesting.
By Rob P•
Very good, organised, well thought out and presented history of the internet. Excellent interviews with people that shaped network computing technology to gain in first hand perspective. The material is easy to understand and would be an excellent MOOC for the first time user as I was. I am looking forward to more MOOC learning as a hobbiest of education.
Dr.Chuck is really a good teacher and a good mentor, the first lesson I learned from him was Python, and this(IHTS) is the second one, really want to say thank you face to face with Dr.Chuck and really want to join the office hours, but whatever I want to say thanks again to Dr.Chuck and Coursera, for all knowledges you gave me, thanks!
By Erik I•
Excellent course on the history of computers, computer networks, world wide web and a brief introduction into PKI. The interviews with the different "founding fathers" of previous topic is marvelous. To hear how the "Old School Heroes" brought us the technology and products of the technology is actually quite mesmerizing. Super Course!
By Shahzaib A Q•
This course about the creation of the 1/0 communication world. I learn internet Basic, History, Evolution and University of Michigan Involvement. I experienced experts view about internet development and its development issues.Specially I select University of Michigan Courses because My honorable respected Teacher Sir Charles Severs.
By Kody K•
Excellent overview on the history of the Internet, the technology that it consists of and how security measures started and are currently being utilized. The professor, Dr. Chuck Severance, is excellent in his ability to teach and show passion for the subject. Overall, a great course to take for beginners and professionals alike.
By Luka Č•
A great introduction to how the Internet came to be. The course shows how and why the internet was created, it shows the architecture of the internet (which we take for granted a lot more than we should), and lastly, it shows how cryptography makes everything we do online safe and secure against unwanted eavesdroppers.
By Gunnar P•
Great course, highly recommended. A very good introduction to internet security and a thorough walk-through of the history of the Internet. Dr Chuck is very engaging, knowledgable and adds a bit of humour to his lectures. Many of the interviews included in the course could become historic documents in their own right.
By Cristina M•
Dear Professor Chuck,
I really enjoyed your class. It was very interesting and it taught me a lot about the internet. I had to be very focused on your classes as the subjects (Bletchey Park bit a part as I love history) were very hard to me to understand (I;m zero technical), but I had a great time! Thank you!
By Alexandrine W•
Really great course! Dr Chuck's explanations are clear and makes the material very approachable. Another great thing about the course is that there are several interviews with the inventors and innovators in the Internet world. I highly recommend taking this course, even if it just for the sake of curiosity!
By kateryna k•
It's an excellent introduction to this Internet stuff.
Decryption tasks are by far my favourite. Using Excel made it easier.
Interviews with all these people are incredible.
And of course Dr. Chuck's lectures, explanations and analogies are really helpful even for non-native English speakers like me.
By Jean-Sebastien A•
I loved this course that was my very first to follow in 2013 (and one of the first best courses available). Charles Severance brings us into the deep, fascinating and complex history of a tool that we so commonly use nowadays.
Really a must-study to understand better our world and how all that thing works.
By Helal a•
Feeling successful is wonderful when you challenge yourself to learn something new and get tired to get that success..Thank you very much, I learned something new for me..It was fun and very useful and I am very proud of what I learned with you. You are wonderful and deserve all appreciation..Thank you
By Shashidhara G•
This course gave me great insights into the evolution of the internet, computer networks. Interview videos of people behind all the magic is an excellent collection and it is really informative to comprehend the big picture. I am very happy that I enrolled into this course and I am enjoying it.
By Aman k•
wow I am very very happy this course is amazing and also instructor
Dr. Chuck is a amazing person and his teaching style is very very nice
Thankyou very much Dr Chuck this hard and difficult subject you make very easy and amazing way of study I understand everything
And also thank you Coursera
By Jose L F F C B•
Very good course. Great instructor. Highly recommended.
It is truly beginner level, so as one that have already studied Internet protocols (in the early 90's) I feel that I didn't learn many new things, but it was fantastic as a recap.
The interviews with Internet pioneers were very insightful.
By Bart U•
This all brought in the right flexible and mobile format for me
By Deepak R•
This is really an informative course for anyone who has a keen interest in knowing how the internet was invented and how network architect works. Listening to great minds and their vision was really motivational and inspiring. I really enjoyed the course and Dr. Chuck's passion for teaching.
By Oana R•
This course was great! It was also my first MOOC! It cleared up a lot of the things that were blurry before. I especially enjoyed the Security part, which I deal with tangentially at work and I could never quite grasp the concepts, but now I do.
Thank you very much, Dr. Chuck and the team!