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.
By Andrey S•
Apr 1, 2021
The Internet History part of this course is amazing! What's really great is that you get to listen to a lot of people who were behind key Internet technologies (you'd probably want to have a bit of a technical background though as they sometimes delve into details not immediately understandable by a layman). Sadly, Technology and Security parts aren't that great. Dr. Chuck is a charismatic lecturer, but the information could have been more condensed, the slides look downright archaic in 2021, and the "crap password" thing probably already wasn't relevant at the time this course was shot.
By David F W•
Oct 3, 2020
A really interesting and relevant course and a highly engaging lecturer. The course content is excellent and well-structured. On the down side, the software-generated transcription of the lectures is poor and needs a lot of reformatting, numerous error corrections and conversion to standard English (for the vast majority of us who do not use the US sub-version of the language). However, this tidy-up process is a great learning tool in its own right, and creates a valuable reference document for ongoing use.
By Aaron K•
Apr 27, 2016
A lot of the assessments for the "history" section of the course are needless factual-item recall, and not very cognitively challenging or engaging. The combination of history/technology/security could be more tightly integrated, it feels like three discrete courses just merged together into one. Good material overall, just not sure the scale/scope is appropriate to one course.
By Roberto Z•
Mar 18, 2018
A very intriguing course that explores the beginnings of computers and Internet.
If you like technology you will love this course and you will get to know a lot of interesting anecdotes, but do not expect to get practical abilities for today; take it like you would read an interesting novel or history book. This is not a manual of how internet and security works.
By dave b•
Nov 28, 2015
A fun journey through the history and structure of the internet. This is a thorough but brief introduction. Well worth your time to check out if you're interested in history, technology, programming or just finding out something new. The diversity of interviews is impressive, although there is overlap with Dr. Chuck's other courses.
By Opeyemi O O•
Sep 24, 2015
This course enables you to have basic knowledge into the what we call the internet, how it started, what technologies, protocols and how much research work has gone into the internet. also gives you an insight into the security aspect of the web which i believe every learned person should know.
By Charles R K•
Sep 3, 2016
I had so many "a-ha moments" in this class. I recommend for anyone interested in how the Internet works and why. The interviews with the people that were there at the moment of create really helped not just to humanize this historic achievement, but also to provide context. Well done!
By Phuoc N•
Aug 26, 2015
This course is quite interesting for people who want to understand the development of the biggest network in the world - the Internet, understand the basics of network-related technology, and security techniques for digital transaction. However, the review questions are fairly easy.
By Troy E•
Dec 15, 2019
Wow! This is course is actually "living" history. It should be taught in schools. It really brings alive and makes real the application of maths, sciences, communication, solving problems etc....and how we got to the present, but where we going in 100 years from now.
By Martin W•
Oct 23, 2015
I enjoyed learning more about the technology we take for granted and how we got to where we're at. I thought Dr. Chuck presented the material in a very relatable and engaging manner and I would recommend other courses offered by him. Thank you for the education!
By Mario R P F•
Oct 19, 2017
Interesting course, you will learn how computer networks were created, the security concerns and many of the invertors who contributed for the currents networks technologies like protocols and topology. Must-take course, surely...
Dec 1, 2016
good for those who gets start to learn the internet, also helpful to clear up knowledge while reading relevant books.
but some of the courses are still a little bit messy to me, which need to be learnt by myself further after class
By Jasper d W•
Sep 13, 2015
Nice course! Provides a good basis in understanding the Internet, where it originated from and how it works. Mr. Severance is an excellent tutor and I really liked his videos and keynotes. He makes the material come to live.
By Yash S•
Oct 27, 2016
Dr. Chuck has created a great course for those interested in learning the basics of Internet History, technology, and security, that is approachable even for those who aren't well versed in computer science.
By ALFONSO N J C•
Nov 12, 2017
Dr. Chuck is the best teacher who explains the Internet History and the main concepts on technologý and security so single and kind, I enjoyed learning so much with this course, thanks to everyone!
By Alejandro A•
Aug 10, 2017
Great classes. Very easy for everybody looking to have a first contact with the subject: although a bit more in-depth explanations about the technology part would have been great.
By Nowshin T•
Jul 10, 2020
It's good start for anyone who wants to know how it all came to be and how things are getting done now. It's a fun, interesting, educative and most of all, relaxing course.
By Ivan C•
Aug 14, 2015
This is a very good course for those who know very little about the internet or computers and is a fantastic stepping-stone for doing other computer science course latter
By Jacob S•
Jul 25, 2017
It was a good overview of the history and tech of the internet. I understood everything, if sometimes just barely, and I have a non-tech background in the tech world.
By Deleted A•
Sep 18, 2015
Video quality is poor. The content is quite interesting, but while navigating, the quality of the video disturbs me. It would be better, if you can upgrade this.
By Eden M•
Oct 14, 2017
Really enjoyed it- broad overview, beautifully supplemented with interviews of relevant, interesting people and links to technical resources if desired.
By Christopher C•
Sep 27, 2020
Complete and very detailed history of first computer, network and TCP/IP/APP (OSI model) but not really about security. AT all it's a very good mooc
By Vikas R•
Mar 9, 2017
great course! awesome,
i have learned many of the things from this course
i would like to thanks dr. chuck tell about these studies
By Graham L•
Oct 26, 2020
Very informative background history on the internet and the forefathers and mothers of modern day internet and internet security.
By Debra M I•
Apr 23, 2021
There is a great deal of information in this course. It provides a true overview of the development of the web.