FS104 Computer Applications :: Art Institute

Week 6: The Internet

Internet Basics

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Assignment: Internet History and Security

Internet History

We are going to do some group research on the history of the Internet. We will split into groups and look up information on four topics (one topic per group). We will then share our findings and use them as the basis for another project coming up.
Here are our four topics:

  • ARPANET
  • TCP/IP
  • Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen
  • Directories vs. Search Engines

Take some bullet point notes as you research, and submit them in a Word document. Be sure to include links. Only make one document per group, and ist your group members for credit.

Internet Security

In groups of four or five people, we are going to look up information on one type of Internet security problem, and each group will report their findings to the class:

  • Computer Virus / Trojan horse
  • Spyware / Malware
  • Keylogging / Identity theft
  • Phishing scams / pyramid scams / ponzi scams/ other scams

Each team will look up information about one set of terms and report back to the group. Include a basic definition of what the terms mean, and describe how they can be used to hurt us. What precautions can we take against these attacks?

Take some bullet point notes as you research, and submit them in a Word document. Be sure to include links. Only make one document per group, and ist your group members for credit.

Web 1.0 versus Web 2.0

Web 2.0 and SaaS

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Assignment: Web 2.0 Research Paper

For this assignment you will write a short research paper on a web based application (SaaS). Pick one that is interesting from the directory linked above, and write a page describing what it does and how it is useful.

Review the MLA Formatting and Style Guide.

Read about formatting research papers in the online text ("Computer Concepts Illustrated"):

MS Office Word Unit C, p. 18-19: "Adding Footnotes and Endnotes" including the Adding a Bibliography section.

Use the MLA Citation style from the Purdue link above. Your research paper only needs to be a page long. It needs to be long enough to make use of the various features and techniques described in the chapter.

Be sure to included a header, footer, citations and a page of sources (even if you only have one or two). Also use a footnote or two. If you don't have enough real sources, you can make some up for this project. The formatting and using the features is more important than the content.

How-To in Word 2007 (PC)

  Word 2007 (PC) Word 2008 (Mac)
Define the MLA Citation Format
  • References tab > Citations and Bibliography panel > Style: MLA
  • View > Citations
  • Citation Style: MLA
Insert a Header for MLA Format
  • Insert tab > Header
  • Choose the first, Blank style
  • Press tab twice to get to the right-aligned tab
  • Type your last name, followed by a space
  • Design tab > Page Number > Current Position > Plain Number style
  • View  > Header and Footer
  • Press tab twice to get to the right-aligned tab
  • Type your last name, followed by a space
  • Formatting palette > Header and Footer >
  • Insert: > Insert Page Number button
Insert a Footnote
  • References tab > Insert Footnote
  • Type your footnote when the cursor appears at the bottom of the page
  • Click back inside your document when you are finished.
  • Insert > Footnote…
  • Click OK in the Footnote and Endnote dialog box
  • Type your footnote when the cursor appears at the bottom of the page
  • Click back inside your document when you are finished.
Insert a Citation
  • References tab > Insert Citation
  • Add New Source...
  • Select the Type of Source
  • Fill in as many blanks as you can
  • Click OK
  • View > Citations
  • Click the big plus (+) sign
  • Select the Type of Source
  • Fill in as many blanks as you can
  • Click OK
  • Double-click the new citation listed in the palette to add it in place in your document
Insert a Works Cited Page
  • Click where you want the bibliography to appear (usually at the very end of the document).
  • Insert tab > Page Break
  • References tab > Bibliography
  • Choose either style
  • Click where you want the bibliography to appear (usually at the very end of the document).
  • Insert > Break > Page Break
  • On the Ribbon, click on Document Elements
  • Click Bibliographies
  • Click Bibliography or Works Cited

 






Assignment

Complete the Internet Basics and Web 2.0 Research Paper assignments as described in the left-hand column.

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Upload the following to the Week 6 Lesson basket:

  • Internet Basics—Internet History (Word) (10 points)
  • Internet Basics—Internet Security (Word) (10 points)
  • Web 2.0 Research Paper (Mondays: 30 points, Saturdays: 35 points)