History of the internet

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History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo.

I’m almost finished writing the final draft of a chapter for a book that is to be published later this year on the 20 years since NZ introduced Tomorrow’s Schools. In it there’s reference to the enormous changes we’ve seen in education in relation to the use of the WWW as a means of accessing content and for communicating with each other. Seems that I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately about the distance we’ve traversed since the internet became a part of our lives, and the impact of this technology on almost every part of society. So it was of interest when I came across this Vimeo presentation on the history of the internet – providing a useful historical overview of the development of the internet from its inception in 1957 (it’s almost as old as I am!!) and thought I’d share it here.:-) It provides a succinct and usefully illustrated of the earlier years of the internet’s development and would make for a useful learning object for inclusion in courses needing this sort of background.

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