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About the 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....

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Aug 11, 2020

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!


Jan 6, 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.

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By Reimer V D V

Sep 24, 2015

Excellent course, good level and well tutored. Worth the time and effort.

By Alina F

Sep 9, 2015

Very interesting servem course. No computer programming or math required.

By Dieter T

Sep 7, 2015

Dr. Chuck demonstrates excellent teaching skills - botourse and didactics

By Deleted A

Aug 20, 2015

This is a great course. Thanks, Dr. Chuck.I could recommend it to anyone.

By Anna V

Apr 19, 2016

Very good course, helps with an overview, history and bases of internet.

By Hahmed S

Jan 3, 2016

Thank you sir for taking the time to interview all these amazing people.

By Jan L

Jan 18, 2016

Very good course for beginners with interest in information technology.

By Eugene

Feb 1, 2017

Great course to understand the basic knowledge of internet technology!

By Gariman S

Jul 31, 2020

The course was a perfect introduction to the working of the internet.

By Susan M

Jul 14, 2017

This course is fascinating. Every bit of it is valuable and relevant.

By Tiana M

Oct 26, 2015

This was a very informative course!! Thank you for the opportunity.

By Vasantha R N

Sep 6, 2015

Very well structured course,enjoyed a lot learning from this course.

By Kelly D

Dec 3, 2015

Love Dr. Chuck! He made the class both fun and highly informative.

By Bhabani D

Dec 29, 2019

Very interesting course. I am glad I stubmbled across this course.

By Dmitry K

Sep 13, 2016

Gives most needed information on how IT developed at the beginning

By Veronika D

Jun 16, 2016

Interesting course. Very informative and very well done. Thank you

By Jorge V

Jan 7, 2017

Very good course, taught by a very good teacher. Thanks for this.

By Alireza A

Sep 12, 2016

Wonderfull course! the way it explains the layer is just perfect!

By Tommy W

Nov 14, 2015

Exceptional research and story behind the making of the internet.

By Haochen C

Aug 17, 2015

Very interesting stories about key persons and techs in Internet.

By Manish B

May 8, 2020

it was wonderful experience learning about the internet history.

By Syed H A

Jul 26, 2020


By Alex K

Dec 15, 2019

Engaging teacher, hard subject, but he breaks down really well.

By Jéssyca O

Sep 23, 2016

Excellent course, classes are not boring, the teacher is great.

By joel s

Apr 25, 2016

Interesting and good overview of the internet and how it works.