Course title: Communication technology fundamentals


Instructor: Associate professor Radovan Vrana, PhD


ECTS credits: 5

Language: Croatian


Semester: 2nd


Status: Compulsory


Form of Instruction: Lectures and exercises


Prerequisites: none


Examination: Written


Objective: Introduction to communication technologies.


Course description:


  • Computer networks (basic concepts), Introduction to the internet
  • Using the internet, Internet service providers
  • Computer addressing on the internet, The internet domains
  • Basic internet protocols
  • E-mail
  • World Wide Web
  • Search engines
  • Internet information resources: Web directories, Web portals, Encyclopedias)
  • Communication services on the internet, Social software
  • File transfer on the internet, Multimedia
  • User security on the internet
  • Invisible Web
  • Practical work: development of Web pages by use of HTML


Reading list:


  1. Gralla, Preston. How the Internet works. Indianapolis: QUE, 2007.
  2. Duckett, Jon. HTML & CSS: Design and Build Web Sites. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
  3. Miller, Joseph B. Internet technologies and information services. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
  4. Gralla, Preston. Kako funkcionira Internet. Zagreb : Algoritam, 2004.


Recommende reading:


  1. Castro, Elizabeth. HTML, XHTML and CSS : Visual quickstart guide. Berkeley : Peachpit Press, 2007.
  2. Buigues-García, Mar; Giménez-Chornet, Vicent. Impact of Web 2.0 on national libraries. // International Journal of Information Management 32(2012), 3–10.
  3. Wright, Alex. Searching the Deep Web. // Communications of the ACM. 51, 10(2008), 14-15.
  4. HTML 4 & 5 tutorial. URL: http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp. (20.2.2014.)
  5. HTML 5 tutorial URL: http://www.html5-tutorials.org/ (20.2.2014.)
  6. Sherman, C.; Price, G. The invisible Web: uncovering information sources search engines can't see. Medford; New Jersey: Information today, 2001. str. 55-74, 127-133.