Before Week 1
First, without using any extra resources, take this Internet quiz (adapted from one created by Christian Sandvig). Then, use whatever methods you select—read a book, ask a friend, go online, calculate, guess, etc.—to investigate each question. See whether you can improve your answers when you take the quiz a second time. Note what helped you to learn more, and also note any unexpected learning.
- How do I make my own Web site ?
- What news source produced the most retweeted tweet in 2010?
- How much money did YouTube user David Devore Sr. make from his home video upload “David After Dentist”? (100m views)
- What’s a “PUI”?
- What key Internet technology was invented by a University of Illinois undergraduate student?
- What modern programming language was designed for 8-year-olds but is used by computer scientists?
- What is the world’s priciest Internet address?
- What’s the most popular Web browser in Zimbabwe?
- The work of what singer was used to calibrate the sound of the mp3?
- What kind of Web site is most likely to be censored?
- Why does that one ad keep following me around the Internet?
- Which two words impelled 78% of people to click them (on one of the Web’s first banner ads)?
- How would the German Telemediengesetz apply to the experience a famous novelist had in 2011 with a social media site?
- Bohannan, Laura (1966, August-September). Shakespeare in the bush. Natural History. http://naturalhistorymag.com/editors_pick/1966_08-09_pick.html
- Bruce, Bertram C. (2011). What is inquiry-based learning? https://chipbruce.wordpress.com/resources/inquiry-based-learning/defining-inquiry-based-learning/
- Smith, M. K. (2001). Chris Argyris: Theories of action, double-loop learning and organizational learning. The encyclopedia of informal education. http://www.infed.org/thinkers/argyris.htm