Living with the internet: learning online
Living with the internet: learning online

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Living with the internet: learning online

1.1.2 Quiz: Getting started

Activity 1

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This quiz will help you to become familiar with some of the terminology that you will come across in this course. It is just for fun. Your answers are not assessed, so don't worry about getting things wrong.

  1. A browser is:

    1. software such as internet explorer or Netscape that you use for viewing web pages

    2. a page that you look at on the web

  2. When viewing a web page you are always connected to the internet:

    1. True

    2. False

  3. An ISP supplies you with only the web pages that are relevant to your interests. You choose different ISPs for different parts of the Internet:

    1. True

    2. False

  4. If a web page can't be viewed then it is probably because your ISP is out of service:

    1. True

    2. False

Answer

  1. A browser is: software such as Internet Explorer or Netscape that you use for viewing web pages.

    A browser is the software that runs on your computer and enables you to view pages on the web. The most common browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

  2. When viewing a web page you are always connected to the Internet: False.

    Web pages are usually stored on computers on the Intranet. You are probably viewing this page through the internet, however, you could save this page on your computer and view it later when you have disconnected from the internet. So web pages can also be viewed offline.

  3. An ISP supplies you with only the web pages that are relevent to your interests. You choose different ISPs for different parts of the Internet: False.

    ISPs provide you with access to all parts of the internet. Some will also provide you with additional features exclusive to their customers.

  4. If a web page can't be viewed then it is probably because your ISP is out of service: False

    If your ISP is out of service, then you will not be able to access any web pages. It is a good idea to try other well know sites, e.g. www.bbc.co.uk. If you can see sites such as these, then the connection to your ISP is fine and the problem must lie with the website you were trying to access.

Throughout the course we will use terms such as Internet, Web, browser, URL and ISP. You may want to take note of how they are used in the course to develop your understanding of their meaning in context.

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