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Internet 101
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In this first course, Internet 101, we teach you all about how the Internet works. You will learn how to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to browse the Web. You'll learn how to search for information online, how to download files, and how to bookmark your favorite sites.

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Comment from guy perreault @ 2/20/2013
I am very impressed with the clarity of your course.

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Full screen Comment from SuzanneBrown @ 9/6/2012
how do I make the video full screen

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That all depends on how you're watching it. If you're watching online in the Theater (which I recommend) there's a FULL SCREEN button in the bottom right corner of the video window. If you're using the offline player then it's up to whatever video software you're using.
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Comment from A Lucas @ 9/30/2011
I was a slow learner, not anymore.
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 1/20/2009
Omar, if Windows Media Video is not working for you, my suggestion is to download and install the latest version of the Windows Media Player. I have four different machines here running different operating systems (Windows Vista, XP, and 2000) and they all play the WMV videos just fine - but they all have the most up-to-date players.
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Comment from  Omar Terrazas @ 1/3/2009
I can't see any of my courses using the regular Windows Media setting. Only Flash option works. Why ? How can I run the videos using Windows media or another player (ie: DivX)
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 11/7/2008
Susan, you're right - some things like Newsgroups used to be better "back in the old days" of the Internet. If you HAD access to the Internet via school or work, it was free or low cost. However if you didn't have access, it was EXPENSIVE to get connected!
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Comment from Susan Sheldon @ 11/4/2008
Not true. When it was just text as it was when I first started using it, we could get to Newsgroups better and without cost. In fact there are many reasons I liked it better.
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Comment from Adelaide Smith @ 6/12/2008
This is an awesome course.  I've been looking for something like this for so long.  I've spent many dollars and lost many strands of hair.  Well done!!!
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 11/8/2007
Yep, that's why this is "Introduction to the Internet." Ha ha ha. The first lesson is all about the history of the Internet, how it works, different types of networks, different uses for the Internet, internet connection types, etc. It's funny because I'm looking over this lesson now for the first time in years... and it's been five years since I recorded it... and it's funny to see how much stuff has changed. Back when I recorded this, for example, broadband (high speed) Internet was still very rare, and the vast majority of people used dialup access and online services like AOL and CompuServe. Would you say I should skip this lesson in the next version of this course? When I used to teach this class in my classroom, people used to seem real interested in all of this information.

Oh, and at the end of the video, I mention a "list of Internet providers," because finding a good ISP used to be hard! Now, obviously, if you're reading this, you have access to the Internet. If, however, you're still having a hard time finding a good Internet connection, just do a search on your favorite search engine for local Internet providers. If you can afford it, go broadband (DSL, cable, fiber).
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Comment from Richard Rost @ 10/12/2007
I was just looking over this lesson, and it's interesting to see how much these search engines have changed since 2002 when I recorded this!
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