ISKB09 Internet Tools

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Tomáš Marek (lecturer)
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Michal Černý, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Čeněk Šašinka, Ph.D.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 12:00–13:40 B2.43
No prerequisites are required to complete the course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to understand the possibilities of working with information using tools that have been created thanks to the worldwide Internet network.
It focuses on concepts such as net neutrality, publishing platforms, information architecture and organizational metaphors of the web, information security and anonymity in cyberspace, the Internet of Things and automation, open-source intelligence in the Internet environment, web 2.0, 3.0 and other iterations of the web - providing a comprehensive view of the Internet phenomenon in modern society.
The Internet creates a huge space for collaboration and communication: thanks to enhanced web services, there are convenient tools for routine tasks. The course both reflects the theoretical topics and provides attempt to offer insight into tools that serve more specific purposes.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- to reflect contemporary issues and concepts related to the Internet phenomenon;
- identify and describe current trends in the Internet environment and their impact on the information society;
- describe the factors that influence the development of Internet services;
- use the tools of the Internet in their study and professional practice.
  • Net Neutrality
  • Web publishing and web remixing
  • Organisational metaphors of the web
  • The role of the Internet in automation and IoT
  • Internet anonymity and the dark web
  • Web X.0 and user-generated content
  • OSINT in the context of the Internet
  • The role of the Internet in the sharing economy
    required literature
  • Povinné odborné články jsou vždy zadány k dané přednášce.
    recommended literature
  • TARNOFF, Ben. Internet for the People: The Fight for Our Digital Future. London New York: Verso, 2022. ISBN 978-1-83976-202-4.
  • O'HARA, Kieron a Wendy HALL. Four Internets: Data, Geopolitics, and the Governance of Cyberspace. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021, 360 s. ISBN 978-0197523681.
  • MCCULLOUGH, Brian. How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone. 1st edition. vyd. New York: Liveright, 2018. ISBN 978-1-63149-307-2.
  • BERNERS-LEE, Tim. Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web. 1st edition. vyd. New York, NY: Harper Business, 2000. ISBN 978-0-06-251587-2.
  • SKLENÁK, Vilém. Data, informace, znalosti a Internet. Vyd. 1. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2001. xvii, 507. ISBN 8071794090. info
Teaching methods
Classes are held weekly in the form of lectures and discussions.
Assessment methods
Attendance in the range specified at the beginning of the semester. Ongoing assignments given during lectures. Final essay and its defense at a group colloquium.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Study materials will be published in an interactive curriculum.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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