Origins of the Web
Invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989
First Web Browser – October 1990
First Web Server – November 1990 (nxoc01.cern.ch)
Tim Berners’ Lee’s Vision:
“The dream behind the Web is of a common information space in which we communicate by sharing information. “ (Berners-Lee, 1998)
What we got:
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So, Web was developed to be a pool of human knowledge, and human culture, which would allow collaborators in remote sites to share their ideas and all aspects of a common project. Many interlinked hypertext documents can be accessed via the Internet. With a web browser, one can view web pages that may contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them via hyperlinks.
Dont get yourself confused! Internet and web are not the same! The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. In contrast, the Web is one of the services that runs on the Internet. It is a collection of textual documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs, transmitted by web browsers and web servers. In short, the Web can be thought of as an application “running” on the Internet.
The faster growth in web developmenet shows many transformation in the way it functions. From the slow progress of Web 1.0 until the introduction of Web 3.0, society receive many good impacts from this technology. Before we go into details about the idea of integrating the use of Web into education field, let’s watch this video so that we’ll have a brief introduction about what web really is!
Let see this video so that we’ll have more understanding about the benefit of e-learning implementation to us!!
E-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked learning or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process. The term will still most likely be utilized to reference out-of-classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum.
E-learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio.
Abbreviations like CBT (Computer-Based Training), IBT (Internet-Based Training) or WBT (Web-Based Training) have been used as synonyms to e-learning. Today one can still find these terms being used, along with variations of e-learning such as elearning, Elearning, and eLearning. The terms will be utilized throughout this article to indicate their validity under the broader terminology of E-learning.