Internet, the


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Internet, the

a large computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide
Not to be confused with:
intranet – a computer network with restricted access, as within a company, that uses protocols developed by the Internet
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
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Although others have contributed to the Internet, the primary technology and hardware that make it possible belong to the United States.
Harris (1998) tells us that while such innovators may naturally seek out creative avenues for using the Internet, the majority of teachers, and especially the "technophobes," need specific training and ongoing support to integrate the technology effectively.
When using the Internet, the NCDA Ethical Standards state that "career counselors must also ensure that clients are intellectually, emotionally, and physically compatible with the use of computer application and understand its purpose and operation" (NCDA, 1991, Section B.16).

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