Showing posts from June, 2020

Accessible online Packet Tracer: volunteers needed

Community Testing of PT-Anywhere during June/July 2020 The Open University, in collaboration with Cisco Networking Academy, created PT-Anywhere - a remote, HTML5 version of the Packet Tracer simulator. This offered students and teachers the opportunity to use Packet Tracer without installing anything on their desktop computers or smart devices as part of an integrated learning experience. Funded by the UFITrust, the course Discovering Computer Networks was created and released late 2019,  hosting 28 different remote Packet Tracer based micro-lab activities. The OU are now working on improving the experience for vision impaired students, ensuring that the technology will work with commonplace operating systems based screen readers and NVDA . For more information, please follow this link .

The Skills Toolkit: one month on

Since its launch on 28th April 2020, roughly a month ago, The Skills Toolkit brought thousands of participants to the Cisco Networking Academy Programming Essentials in Python course. Today, the Government added a few new courses, one of which being the Discovering Computer Networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab . Developed by The Open University with Cisco 's support, and funded by Ufi charitable trust , it's a great starting point to learn about networking. Visit to learn more about this exciting course.