Jan 07, 2016
This is an extremely important course. I would love to see it taught in high schools or in the first year of university. We should all understand how the Internet was developed and how it functions.
Oct 24, 2015
A excellent overview of Internet History, the underlying technology and a quick tour of SSL/TLS. The interviews with some key folks of internet folklore was an added advantage. Highly recommended.
por Ashutosh v•
Oct 16, 2015
awesome and informative course
por yassine m•
Aug 18, 2015
I recommand this Course for any one who want to know the history of Internet and technology.
por Marci A B•
Oct 22, 2015
Lots of fun learned alot.
por Charles R K•
Sep 03, 2016
I had so many "a-ha moments" in this class. I recommend for anyone interested in how the Internet works and why. The interviews with the people that were there at the moment of create really helped not just to humanize this historic achievement, but also to provide context. Well done!
por Aaron K•
Apr 27, 2016
A lot of the assessments for the "history" section of the course are needless factual-item recall, and not very cognitively challenging or engaging. The combination of history/technology/security could be more tightly integrated, it feels like three discrete courses just merged together into one. Good material overall, just not sure the scale/scope is appropriate to one course.
por Mathurshan V•
Oct 08, 2015
Good stuff. Informative overview and fun teacher
por Eden M•
Oct 15, 2017
Really enjoyed it- broad overview, beautifully supplemented with interviews of relevant, interesting people and links to technical resources if desired.
por Deleted A•
Sep 18, 2015
Video quality is poor. The content is quite interesting, but while navigating, the quality of the video disturbs me. It would be better, if you can upgrade this.
por Paula S•
Nov 16, 2015
I strongly recommend this course, it is very well explained. very engaging.
por ALFONSO N J C•
Nov 12, 2017
Dr. Chuck is the best teacher who explains the Internet History and the main concepts on technologý and security so single and kind, I enjoyed learning so much with this course, thanks to everyone!
por Antonio C d O I•
Nov 07, 2015
por Pratyush S•
Oct 02, 2015
Dear Dr Chuck (If you're reading this)
Firstly thank you so much. I am currently in my 3rd year of B.E in Information Technology and wish that networking was taught to me like this from the start. Not just how we use protocols, standards and Layers but the reason and history of their existence. It was a lovely experience even though I didn't maximize any of your tests. Just a few things that I thought you could have covered in the course. From the first internet to the web servers and world wide web, you covered all aspects of the currently visible web. However we know that the internet is not only limited to that. If you would've given an insight on how the the deep/dark web came into being, that in my mind would cover every portion of the net today.
Regardless of that, it was a lovely course and I really admire your way of teaching !
However I still have no clue how I could have answered the number of hops from Michigan to Harvard !
por Dale G•
Oct 12, 2016
I learned a lot about the under pinning of the internet and how various things worked together on it.
por Aniruddha C•
Mar 31, 2019
It was a great learning session. Special thanks to Dr. Chuck for describing all the topics clearly.
por aadi r•
May 24, 2019
Great content, but the subtitles have many errors and can speed up in front of the video.
por Sonu K•
Jun 05, 2019
Best historical information about internet technology . I surprised when reads and watch new videos.
por Ajay K•
Oct 26, 2019
It is nice course. I enjoyed learning this course. This course is very long duration but nice.
por Ali B•
Aug 17, 2015
very funny,enjoyable and helpful
por Zoltán Z•
Aug 28, 2015
It was more historical than I expected. Gave me some new and interesting knowledge especially in security topic.
por Daphne F•
May 26, 2017
It was ok, sometimes the videos were dry. I found myself using code.org and techquickie videos to better understand the material in a more interesting way.
por rameshkumar g•
Feb 09, 2019
Was not useful.
Will not recommend. you can see some youtube videos informally to gain some background information.
por Ajay V•
Aug 21, 2018
If you are seeking to learn the basics of the Internet - what is a server? What is an ethernet cable? Etc, this is not the course for you. The course basically contains a lot of interviews with people who invented the Internet and you need technical knowledge to understand them. But it is an awesome course for anyone who is taken aback by the brilliance of the minds that created the Internet and is looking to hear from the inventors themselves. I recommend you take a course on the basics of computer networking and then do this course. BTW Dr. Charles Severance is a super guy.
por Harold A•
Nov 13, 2017
Its says i got some wrong when i know i got it right.
por Laura V•
Oct 19, 2015
Videos are poorly edited (too much blank space, the bullet points are not clearly visible, there is no narrative or discursive structure, the diagrams are not clear, and the interviews are raw and unedited). Sessions are too long and include too much irrelevant information. The little useful information there is, is not structured clearly and thus it's harder to learn. The material for the first 3 weeks resemble more to someone talking about "the good ol' days" rather than a properly thought-out history class. I had to leave the course as I found it to be a waste of my time, and I am glad I decided not to pay for a certificate for it. My expectations were a lot higher for a University course.
por David P•
Oct 03, 2015
Perhaps it's just that I'm not a part of the target audience of this course, but I am deeply dissatisfied with it. Aside from a couple of rare interviews and old video records [which admittedly were very interesting, though too few], I found nothing of value that cannot be learned by reading Wikipedia or other easily accessible sources. The course is pretty light on technical details and there could [and perhaps should] have been much more beyond-the-scenes content, as well as references to specific documents and events in order to justify this course's existence.
In other words, if you are a techie and are indeed interested in this topic, chances are that you already know most of the material taught.