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Unit Standard 115391 Learner Guide

Topic
Materials

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PRINCIPLES OF THE INTERNET

UNIT STANDARD 115391

Unit standard title

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the internet and the world-wide-web

NQF Level

4

Credits

3

Purpose

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Explain the principles of the internet and the world-wide-web
  • Explain how the world-wide-web incorporates the various internet applications

The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area

Learning assumed to be in place

The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:

  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (End-User Computing unit Standards, at least up to NQF level 3.)

Unit standard range

N/A

Specific outcomes and assessment criteria

Specific outcome 1: Explain the principles of the internet and the world-wide-web

Assessment criteria

  • The explanation outlines the origins and history of the internet
  • The explanation identifies the major applications of the internet
  • The explanation demonstrates the use of major internet applications
  • The explanation describes the history and development of the world-wide-web

Specific outcome 2: Explain how the world-wide-web incorporates the various internet applications

Assessment criteria

  • The explanation provides a comprehensive understanding of the physical context of web pages
  • The explanation identifies how the world-wide-web can be applied in an intranet and extranet
  • The explanation describes the latest internet applications, including web-based email, instant messaging and Voice-over-IP (VoIP)

Critical cross field outcomes

  • Identify, solve problems and make decisions in relation to the current systems development environments
  • Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written persuasion when engaging with systems development
  • Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities