Unit 4: Computer Systems and Networks
The Internet is a network that most people use on a regular basis to look up information, to socialize with friends, and in many cases to complete work and learn.
In this unit, we will learn how computer systems and networks, primarily the Internet, work.
Students will learn about how information is transmitted on the Internet and about the safeguards that have been put in place to keep this system from breaking down.
In addition, students will learn the effect that dividing tasks across multiple computing devices can have on the speed at which processes can occur.
Why are long text messages sometime delivered out of order?
When an Internet service outage occurs in a different part of your town or city, how are you still able to access the Internet?
What are the benefits of dividing tasks among group members?
Is there a point where adding another group member would not make completing the task faster? Why?