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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 Madhav K R

Aug 2, 2021

V​ery informative. Had lots of fun. Would certainly recommend!

By Elsa L P

Apr 5, 2020

Really enjoyed the class and learnt lots. Very well explained.

By cc

Dec 3, 2016

Great course!And also my first online course,I really had fun!

By Adam C

Oct 7, 2016

very good to know how all the things internet related appeared

By Dave H

Feb 17, 2016

Good guide to how the Internet developed, very well presented.

By Todd P

Nov 4, 2015

This way of learning is much prefered and enjoyable! Thank You

By Michael D

Nov 2, 2015

A great course about "old" technics about communication in it.

By Joanna R

Oct 6, 2015

Outstanding. Can't wait to start my next class with Dr. Chuck!

By antonio a a s

Oct 17, 2015

Excelent course. Dr. Chuck is just amazing. Congratulations!!

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By Fotis B

Aug 15, 2015

Nothing more nothing less than Mr Chucks splendid courses :)

By Randy S

Jan 30, 2022

A​wesome course. Dr. Chuck ROCKS. Loved every minute of it!

By Vaibhav g

Jul 31, 2020

it's really good to know about the history of the internet.

By Ivan d A V J

Aug 16, 2015

Great way to understand the way current technology evolved!

By Darsini B

Nov 15, 2020

It was wonderful!! Made a good choice taking this course..

By Anna B

Sep 27, 2015

Excellent course, extremely engaging and so well composed!


Aug 20, 2020

An excellent course for those curious about the Internet.

By Sachin K K

Dec 13, 2019

This course was so much helpful in learning cryptography.

By Daniel C

Jun 15, 2017

Great teacher, great course, first ever completed online.

By Chow Y H

Aug 7, 2016

Dr Chuck's lessons are well-paced and easy to understand!

By MoonKuma

Nov 12, 2017

Maybe a little more techniques would be better. Thank U.

By Dimitris M

Aug 7, 2017

Great course, great material and even greater instructor

By Dr. A K T

Oct 22, 2016

The course provide me useful knowledge. Thanks alot sir.

By Dominique C

Sep 1, 2021

as always with Dr Chuck, very interesting and pleasant.

By Evgeny A

Nov 11, 2015

Bets the courses of Coursera designed by of Dr.Chuck :)