ERIC Number: ED358861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the Internet.
The Internet is an international network linking hundreds of smaller computer networks in North America, Europe, and Asia. Using the Internet, computer users can connect to a variety of computers with little effort or expense. The potential for use by college faculty is enormous. The largest problem faced by most users is understanding what such networks can provide. Some of the services presently available on the Internet are explained. The three main services are remote login, which lets one log in to remote computers; file transfer, which allows the movement of files between computers; and electronic mail. Suggestions are given for using each of these features. The Internet provides the ability for faculty to communicate with colleagues around the world and to access information for classroom presentations or research. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Business Machines Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Inst. for Academic Technology.