Internet essentials

Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • help you understand what the internet is and how it is regulated
  • explain the basics of cyber security.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • implement strategies to protect your identity in an online environment
  • identify the elements of uniform resource locators (URLS)
  • resolve common issues with your web browser.

7. More resources

Books

Abbate, J., (1999). Inventing the Internet. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Boulton, J., (2014). 100 ideas that changed the web. London: Laurence King Publishing.

Goldsmith, J., Wu, T., (2006). Who controls the Internet? illusions of a borderless world. New York: Oxford University Press.

Heffernan, V. (2017). Magic and loss: The Internet as art. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Marsden, C.T. (2017). Network neutrality: From policy to law to regulation. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Websites

Australian Government. (2018). Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Australian Government. (2018). Stay Smart Online.

Duration:   Approximately 20 minutes


Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain to contribute to your Graduate attributes:

 Critical judgement

 Ethical and social understanding


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