Week 1

Syllabus -- what does our class cover?
Syllabus -- Class procedures and material
Read the syllabus and other general information
About the electronic text
Using the topic modules
More on what we cover

Week 2

Computer components
List servers
Michael Wesch on the classroom, discussion and learning
Internet writing is important
Writing short documents

Week 3

Google Plus
Application characteristics
Network versus stand-alone applications

Week 4

Internet reading (and writing) Zen
Embedded computers
Self driving cars
What is a program?
Information flow inside a computer
Using the Google Docs word processor
program execution (CIS majors)

Week 5

What is a Web log (blog)?
What "they" know about you and how they use it
Internet surveillance
Internet reading (CIS only)

Week 6

URL -- uniform resource locator
Retrieving a Web page
Create a blog
Conversational writing

Week 7

Data quantity -- how much data?
IP packets and addresses
HTTP, the hypertext transfer protocol
Network services, pros and cons
Using Twitter
Number systems (CIS majors)

Week 8

Citizen journalism
Retrieving complex pages -- its all bits
Popular Web client and server software
What is a wiki?

Week 9


Week 10

Using a wiki
Text editor versus word processor
Evolution of a wiki page
Rating and reputation on the Internet
The democratization of application development
Fair use of copyrighted material

Week 11

What is image processing?
Image characteristics
Image used in Paint.net demonstration
Long image used in Paint.net demonstration
Using Paint.net
An image processing session
An image processing demonstration

Week 12

Data + code => information
Moving packets across the Internet
Image layers
Data type evolution
A short history of tools for collaboration
Collaborative writing

Week 13

Audio processing overview
Audio recording
Audio processing demonstration
Configure Audacity to export .mp3 files
Editing speech with Audacity
Image compression demonstration

Week 14

Image compression
Introducing HTML
Attributes of HTML tags
HTML demonstration
How geeks see the (object oriented) world
Short HTML reference
Your account on sws.csudh.edu
Communication speed
Ping and Traceroute demonstration

Week 15

The Filezilla FTP client
Including images in Web pages
HTML links
Pixel is geek for "dot"
Encoding images
RGB color
Compressing audio
Recording and encoding audio data

Week 16

Technology progress
Web history and Internet culture
Application deployment evolution
Exponential growth

Week 17

Final exam
Late assignments due at the time of your final