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Course - Understanding Computers and the Internet
Course Level: Freshman
This course is all about understanding: understanding what's going on inside your computer when you flip on the switch, why tech support has you constantly rebooting your computer, how everything you do on the Internet can be watched by others, and how your computer can become infected with a worm just by turning it on. In this course we demystify computers and the Internet, along with their jargon, so that students understand not only what they can do with each but also how it all works and why. Students leave this course armed with a new vocabulary and equipped for further exploration of computers and the Internet. Topics include hardware, software, the Internet, multimedia, security, website development, programming, and dotcoms. This course is designed both for those with little, if any, computer experience and for those who use a computer every day.
Lecture 1 - Hardware
Lecture 2 - Hardware, Continued
Lecture 3 - The Internet
Lecture 4 - The Internet, Continued
Lecture 5 - Jeopardy!
Lecture 6 - Exam 1 Review Session
Lecture 7 - Multimedia
Lecture 8 - Security
Lecture 9 - Security, Continued
Lecture 10 - Website Development
Lecture 11 - Programming
Lecture 12 - Pictionary!
Lecture 13 - Exciting Conclusions
Lecture 14 - Exam 2 Review Session