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History of the Internet

posted Mar 19, 2012, 9:34 AM by Tim Welch   [ updated Apr 16, 2014, 6:48 PM by Mark McDonald ]
Your first assignment is a research/writing assignment. I believe that having some knowledge of the history of the Internet gives us a framework for deeper understanding of how networking has been setup. I am sure that there are many resources that can be used to learn more about this subject, here are a few I think will help you. There are many source links in the wikipedia page to follow to expand your knowledge.
  1. Read Chapter one of the textbook 
  2. Research The History of the Internet
    1. Include key dates
    2. Key people that were responsible for the technologies
    3. Key technology inventions that enabled the build out of the Internet
  3. Write and collaborate on a History of the Internet Report
  4. Work as a group on a shared google doc (one for each group) to build your information for your part of the timeline - Group A will work on the time frame from pre 60's through the 1980's. Group B will work on the time frame of 1990's through the present day. 
  5. When the research is finished collaborate on a Prezi Presentation to build out a timeline presentation for the project.
  6. If you are opposed to having to work with a group you have the option to write your own summary as an indivudual.
Due 4/1/2014

History of the Internet - Pre 1960s to 1980s