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 Octavian C•
Nov 16, 2015
The course is very interesting, even for IT pros.
por Martin W•
Oct 23, 2015
I enjoyed learning more about the technology we take for granted and how we got to where we're at. I thought Dr. Chuck presented the material in a very relatable and engaging manner and I would recommend other courses offered by him. Thank you for the education!
por Mario R P F•
Oct 19, 2017
Interesting course, you will learn how computer networks were created, the security concerns and many of the invertors who contributed for the currents networks technologies like protocols and topology. Must-take course, surely...
Nov 28, 2015
A fun journey through the history and structure of the internet. This is a thorough but brief introduction. Well worth your time to check out if you're interested in history, technology, programming or just finding out something new. The diversity of interviews is impressive, although there is overlap with Dr. Chuck's other courses.
por David C•
Jul 15, 2016
Fascinating interviews of the bright minds that were involved with the early computers, networks, and internet.
por Jacob S•
Jul 25, 2017
It was a good overview of the history and tech of the internet. I understood everything, if sometimes just barely, and I have a non-tech background in the tech world.
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 Zoltán Z•
Aug 28, 2015
It was more historical than I expected. Gave me some new and interesting knowledge especially in security topic.
por Ali B•
Aug 17, 2015
very funny,enjoyable and helpful
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 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.
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 Harold A•
Nov 13, 2017
Its says i got some wrong when i know i got it right.