Weekly study5 hours
Understanding the Internet (Blended Learning)
This course will introduce all kinds of information about the Internet, from its birth to current progress, giving a clear vision of your role in cyberspace and the importance of engineering for improving Internet infrastructure.
You’ll learn how the internet works, how it is operated, how it is globally governed and the important roles you play as a citizen of cyberspace.
In Week 1, you will learn what the Internet is by examining each essential element, such as digital data, IP address, and how the data travels on the Internet. You’ll also understand a brief history of the Internet.
In Week 2, we will dive into the network technology to understand how is the Internet working. The important keyword here is “protocol.” You will find out how simple the design basics of the Internet are.
In Week 3, we will see several types of applications from the network technology point of view. You will enjoy knowing how the Internet evolved to meet users’ requirements throughout its history.
In Week 4, you will learn about the global Internet community that operates, manages, and governs the Internet. And you’ll realize that you are part of it and has the essential roles to play as a citizen of cyberspace.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain what is the Internet
- Explain how the Internet is running
- Describe the technology behind the Internet
- Discuss the importance of global collaboration to make the Internet
- Discuss the individual responsibility for the future Internet
- Discuss the future of the Internet
- Evaluate your internet connectivity
- Investigate the network problem in your house
- Debate privacy and security issues related to the Internet
- Explore your career in the Internet industry
Who is the course for?
This course is recommended everyone who daily uses the internet to understand the role of ourself as a citizen of cyberspace.
Who developed the course?
World rankingTop 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021
The APIE program is designed and operated by the SOI Asia project, in partnership with APNIC, WIDE Project and AITAC.
Through the APIE program, we believe that students in the Asia Pacific region will learn Internet philosophy, practical skills for network operation and engineering, and collaboration in diversity, becoming professional network engineers who can contribute to the future of the Internet community in the area.