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Chapter 10: The Internet

10.1 Getting Started on the Internet (2 to 4 hours)

(Revised 12/10)

Introduce the Internet using the following steps.

  1. Explain the concept of Internet communication and the concept of logging off.
  2. Provide instruction on connecting to the Internet, which may include
    • using a dial-up or broadband connection;
    • using the Internet Connection Wizard;
    • connecting to an Internet service provider (ISP);
    • entering and changing passwords; and
    • using, saving, and changing Web browser settings.
  3. Provide instruction on using, changing, and saving assistive technology related settings.

10.2 Performance Objectives and Measurements

(Revised 12/10)

Measure the following during the introduction to the Internet.

  1. The consumer can select an Internet service provider—Yes or No.
  2. The consumer can set up an Internet connection, if applicable—Yes or No.
  3. The consumer can successfully connect to and disconnect from the Internet, if applicable—Yes or No.
  4. The consumer can change a password—Yes or No.
  5. The consumer can use, change, and save assistive technology related settings—Yes or No.

10.3 Communicating by Email (3 to 5 hours)

(Revised 12/10)

Teach communicating by email using the following steps.

  1. Review the previous lesson (Getting Started on the Internet).
  2. Provide instruction on choosing email software and setting up an email account including
    • creating an address book, and
    • using, changing, and saving email program settings.
  3. Provide practice using email including
    • sending and receiving messages;
    • saving, deleting, and archiving messages;
    • forwarding messages and replying to sender; and
    • attaching files.
  4. Provide instruction on setting up and managing personal folders.

10.4 Performance Objectives and Measurements

(Revised 12/10)

Measure the following during communicating by email training.

  1. The consumer can set up an email account and address book—Yes or No.
  2. The consumer can send, delete, archive, save, and forward messages as well as attaching files—Yes or No.
  3. The consumer can set up and manage personal folders—Yes or No.
  4. The consumer can use, change, and save email program settings—Yes or No.

10.5 Exploring the World Wide Web (4 to 6 hours)

(Revised 12/10)

Teach exploring the World Wide Web using the following steps.

  1. Review the previous lesson (Communicating by Email).
  2. Provide instruction on designating and browsing a home page.
  3. Provide practice finding a specific Web page.
  4. Provide instruction on browsing a Web page including
    • using assistive technology commands to navigate links,
    • using assistive technology to read a Web site with multiple frames, and
    • filling in a form using assistive technology.
  5. Provide instruction on downloading files from the Web and installing applications (if applicable).
  6. Provide instruction on creating a list of favorites.
  7. Provide instruction on designing a simple Web site.

10.6 Performance Objectives and Measurements

(Revised 12/10)

Measure the following during World Wide Web training.

  1. The consumer can easily navigate links on the home page—Yes or No.
  2. The consumer can locate a Web site and navigate it efficiently using assistive technology—Yes or No.
  3. The consumer can set up a list of favorite Web sites—Yes or No.
  4. The consumer can design a simple Web site—Yes or No.