By Terry Bartelt
Learners consider the most common types of electromagnetic waves and the kinds of hardware used in a wireless network. A short quiz completes the activity.
By Barbara Liang
Learners read how nanotechnology is creating new jobs in emerging industries while making others obsolete. This colorful and animated activity also looks at the types of products being created through the use of technology and how educational institutions have responded.
Visual Studio: Creating a New VSTS Repository
By Brian Foote
In this learning activity, you'll practice creating a new repository in Visual Studio Online, a cloud-based version control system.
Visual Studio: Connecting to Team Foundation Service
In this learning activity, you’ll practice connecting to the Team Foundation Service (TFS) and your local code repository to get existing code.
Unshielded Twisted Pair Cables
In this learning activity you'll identify various types of unshielded twisted pair cables and their networking connectors.
Understanding HTML Pathing
By Jay Stulo
In this animated activity, learners study the difference between relative and absolute paths and how each can be used to create links to html resources. A short quiz completes the activity.This learning object has audio content.
Understanding Common DDL Statements
In this learning activity, you’ll explore the Data Definition Language (DDL) including its three main commands: CREATE, ALTER, and DROP.
Understanding Cloud Service Types
By Jeff Sonnleitner
You'll explore the three main services of cloud computing: Software as a service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service.
Twisted Pair Cable Noise Immunity
In this learning activity you'll explore how to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and crosstalk between adjacent wires.
The IP Address Format
In this learning activity you'll examine the format of an IP address and interpret the octet by converting between decimal and binary numbers.
The Ethernet Frame
Learners view the seven segments of an Ethernet frame and the types of information each represents.
The Cell Membrane and Nanotechnology
In this animated activity, learners examine nanotechnology applications that are based on cell membrane structure and function.
Switches and Hubs
Learners view animations showing how hubs and switches work in local area network configurations.
SSH - Secure Shell
By Joseph Wetzel
In this activity you will learn the benefits of SSH, Secure shell, versus plain FTP.
By Dar DeBruin-Hein
In this interactive learning object, the student matches the names of software with their definitions and categorizes computer terms according to the appropriate software.
Social Engineering Attacks
In this learning activity, you’ll identify information hackers use to gain access to a company, explain different types of social engineering attacks, and recognize different solutions to avoid these attacks.
Routers: Logical Addresses
By Joseph Wetzel, Jeff Sonnleitner
In this learning activity you'll examine how logical addresses work. The IP address is the logical address assigned to a connection by the ISP or network administrator.
In this interactive activity, learners insert the router terms that each acronym stands for. Each of the acronyms is formed from the key letters in a term that relates to routers.
In this learning activity you'll examine how routers transfer data between local area networks and the Internet.
In this learning activity, we’ll explore what RESTful services are, how they interact with clients and servers, and finally, understand how it works within an HTTP framework.
Peer-to-Peer Operating Systems
In this learning activity you'll examine how computers operate in a peer-to-peer network operating system.
In this learning activity, you'll examine the different ways in which computers and other equipment are physically connected in local area networks and the advantages and disadvantages of each topology.
Network Internet Protocol (IPv6)
By Brett Sheleski, Terry Bartelt
In this learning activity you'll explore the IPv4 IP address scheme and the planned conversion to IPv6.
Nanotechnology: In the Beginning
By Weldon Faull
Learners listen to a lecture given during the early days of nanotechnology titled, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom.” Dr. Richard Feynman made the presentation to the American Physical Society on December 29, 1959. Animation makes this lecture fun to absorb.
Nanosolutions to the Water Problem
Learners read about how universities, government agencies, energy companies, and nanotech firms are working together to use nanotechnology to help produce clean water for consumption.