By Dennis Fontaine, Terry Bartelt
In this learning activity you'll explore bandwidth.
Firewalls: Packet Filters
By Joseph Wetzel, Douglas Tabbutt
In this learning activity you'll create a packet filter.
Basics of the SELECT Statement
By Glen Orsburn
Learners use this Structured Query Language tutorial to gain an understanding of how a SELECT statement is built. This learning object has audio content.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
By Terry Bartelt
In this learning activity you'll examine the software operation Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), which automatically performs TCP/IP configurations.
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.
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.
Firewall: Gateway Servers
In this animated object, learners examine how a gateway server operates.
Firewall: Network Address Translation/Port Address Translation
In this learning activity you'll examine how network address translation works.
How to Send an E-mail Message
By Beth Baar
In this interactive lesson, learners read and hear instructions for sending an e-mail. Steps are given for composing an e-mail message and for sending it. Students have an opportunity to write their own messages. A quiz follows the instruction.
Computer File Types and Drives: Skills Check 2
By Dar DeBruin-Hein
In this interactive object, learners identify computer file types, disk drives, and various file commands.
An Introduction to Motor Proteins and Nanotechnology
By Barbara Liang
In this animated object, learners consider how nanoscientists are mimicking intracellular movements when building nanobots.
CRC – Cyclic Redundancy Check
By Dawn Rohm
In this learning activity, you’ll be introduced to what the CRC is, the technology behind it, and how it’s performed.
How Switches Increase Speed
In this learning activity you'll observe how switches are used in local area networks to increase data transmission speeds.
IP Addressing and Subnetting
In this learning activity you'll review how a local area network computer uses a subnet mask to determine if its message is intended for a computer on the same network or on a remote network.
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.
Visual Studio: Connecting to Team Foundation Service
By Brian Foote
In this learning activity, you’ll practice connecting to the Team Foundation Service (TFS) and your local code repository to get existing code.
Visual Studio: Creating a New VSTS Repository
In this learning activity, you'll practice creating a new repository in Visual Studio Online, a cloud-based version control system.
In this learning activity you'll examine how a large computer network is configured.
The Ethernet Frame
Learners view the seven segments of an Ethernet frame and the types of information each represents.
How the Ethernet Works
In this learning activity you'll explore how computers connected on a network use Ethernet technology.
Components of a Computer Workstation: Skills Check 1
In this interactive exercise, learners label the components of a workstation, a Windows desktop, and an application window.
Internet Components: Skills Check 3
In a series of interactive exercises, learners identify the parts of a URL, a Web site, and an e-mail memo. Students are given their score at the end of the activity.
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.
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.
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.