Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Internet application's class (week 3)

(21st February,13)

Web browsers
-A Web-processing software---> You have to INSTALL it to your computer!
-a software (application) you use to USE the internet

  1. Internet Explorer
  2. Mozilla Firefox
  3. Opera
  4. Safari
  5. Google Chrome

Search engines
-something that you use to look for information ---> No need to install it to your computer as it's available online! :D
-eg: OPAC--to search for a book

  1. Yahoo
  2. Google
  3. Bing
  5. Netscape
Checkout this website: Internet tutorials

Advanced search at google--> To find specific results in Google
*I wonder why does it appears in Malay?*

  • Internet marketing--> Company advertisers have to pay to search engine's company to be at the top of the list
Too many search engine- Why?
  • It's all about capitalism, maybe you can't found things from google, but in other search engine
  • This is an answer that I've found online
Google has dominated the search space for a while but there are a number of "new" players that approach the problem from a different perspective.
Microsoft has a new search engine called Bing, which is supposed to be more semantics based. With features like:
-Best Match: All the relevant results are showed up with the most relevant link on the top and called out -Instant Answers: One-click access to the information listed in the search results. -Deep Links: Talks more about the resources of the particular site -Bing Maps: These maps for Enterprise are actually Virtual Earth, Microsoft’s mapping platform -Bing Travel Rate Key: comparison of the Hotel’s the location, price and amenities will be represented in color coded manner -Video Search: where you can search for videos by length, screen size, resolution, and source
Wolfram Research has announced a tool called Wolfram|Alpha that will disrupt what people think about search. It computes the answer to your queries, deriving the results from what it finds instead of directing you to other sources of information. You can type in "Mars" and see a summary of mathematical characteristics.
  • People provide you with infomation, instead of you finding them
  • Eg: FB pages, twitter, Youtube
  • How to do it? - Sign up or Subscribe
Debate time!
"Online classes are the way to go in universities of the future"


  1. Time-saving
  2. Convenient
  3. Save money--> no need to provide a lot of facilities, e-books available (green & cheap)
  4. Be independent--> learn on your own, find your own materials
  5. Socialize online
  1. Students can't develop their social ,communication & leadership skills
  2. Learn through experience
  3. Hidden curriculum are taught --> soft skills/ discipline
  4. Students don't know their mistake --> no teacher to correct them online
-online class, distance learning & blended environment.
-space to learn for everyone (online class as a medium due to large population)

  • Find an article on 'online class, distance learning & blended environment in education' 
  • Reflection based on the debate & the article (provide own opinion too) --> 100+ words

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