Explore the essential elements of the internet from IP addresses to digital data
The internet allows people all over the world to connect, communicate, and transfer data.
On this four week course from Keio University, you'll discover how the internet works. You'll be guided through the basics of internet infrastructure and the history of the internet, giving you the skills to discuss internet functionality and explain data transference.
This course has been jointly created by Keio University and the APIE program.
Educators: Jun Murai (Cyber Civilization Research Center)
Navigator: Korry Luke (Graduate School of Media and Governance)
Portal page for "Understanding the Internet"
*What is FutureLearn?
Founded by The Open University in 2012, FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform, enabling online learning through conversation―with over 19 million learners. Keio University is a partner of FutureLearn, and has been offering online courses since 2016. 11 courses are available online (as of February 2023).
Keio University FutureLearn page