Informatics Training for CDC Public Health Advisors
World Wide Web Basics
Instructor: Neil Rambo, ML
Teaching methods: Lecture & discussion.
Topics to be covered:
- What exactly is the World Wide Web?
- Anatomy of a URL
- Navigating to specific Web sites
- Using "expert" sites for topic-specific, organized links
- Taking the pain out of modem-based connections
- Saving what you see: File/Save, Bookmarks, Specifying your Home Page
- Add-ons, plug-ins, and other nifty complications
- Beyond the basics: Web page source code, file dates, etc.
By the end of this session, students will be able to:
- Describe (at a high level) the physical network that underlies what we see as the World Wide Web;
- Deduce the general nature of the sponsoring organization of a Web site by the structure of that site’s URL address;
- Navigate among Web pages by following hotlinks, and navigate to a specific Web site URL;
- Save Web page files to their hard drives, and save the addresses of frequently used Web sites
- Tailor their Web browser so as to minimize download time when connecting via modem;
- Describe the role of browser add-ons and plug-ins, and the general procedures for using these supplementary tools;
- Copies of the presentation slides will be provided in class.
References & suggested readings
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