Level3technicallevelit:Cybersecurityandit:Cyber

Lessonplan

Level3TechnicalLevelIT:CyberSecurityandIT:Cyber

SecurityandSecurityAdministration

Unitname:Communicationtechnologies

Assessmentoutcome:AO4–4a

Unittype:Externallyassessed

Tutorname:

Grouporcohort
Weekno. / 15
Date
Guidancenotes
Communicationtechnologiescomeinmanyshapesandsizes.Inthislesson,learnerswillgainanunderstandingofthedifferenttypesofcomputernetworks,whattheyare,howtheyworkandwheretheyareused.
Resources
•ITsuiteandInternetaccess
•Presentationequipmentegwhiteboard
•Handoutslinkedtoteachingpresentations
•Activityguidancehandout
Length–1hour
Linkstootherassessmentorperformanceoutcomes:
• Unit1–Fundamentalprinciplesofcomputing.
• Unit3–Developingandmaintainingnetworks.
• Unit5–Mathsforcomputing.

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Lessonobjective
Bytheendofthelessonthelearnerswillbeableto:
• describethetypesandfeaturesofdifferentareanetworks. / Activities
Re-caponpreviouslesson–lookingat:
• mobilesstandardsandassociatedkeyfeatures
• licensedversesunlicensedtechnologies.
Explanationthatthislessonwillbeconcernedwiththetypesandfeaturesofdifferentareanetworks.
(10minutes)
Teacherledsessionprovidinganoverviewofthefollowing:
• personalareanetwork(PAN)
• localareanetwork(LAN)
• wirelesslocalareanetwork(WLAN)
• metropolitanareanetwork(MAN)
• widerareanetwork(WAN)
• storageareanetwork(SAN).
Thelessontoinclude:
• whattheyare
• whatthey'look'like
• howtheywork.
QAusedtoconfirmunderstanding.(20minutes)
Learnerstoresearchrealworkexamplesofthedifferenttypesofareanetworksandthefeaturesofeach.Theywillreportbacktomaingroup.
(10minutes)
Groupdiscussiontoincluderesponsestoresearchanddiscussionofthefeaturesofthedifferenttypesofnetworks.QAusedtoconfirmunderstanding.
(15minutes)
Re-capoflessonandexplanationofnextlesson.
(5minutes)
Synopticassessment
Learnersmaydrawuponknowledgethattheymayhaveobtainedfrompreviousstudyorworkexperienceinrelationtothefollowingunits: / Stretchandchallengeactivities?
GroupscoulddiscussthefeaturesofdifferenttypesofnetworksandcreateaPowerPointcarouselthatcouldbeusedatanopeneveningtointerestnewlearners.
• Unit1–Fundamentalprinciplesofcomputing.
• Unit3–Developingandmaintainingnetworks.
• Unit5–Mathsforcomputing.
Transferableskillsand/orsoftskills
Thefollowingskillsareembeddedintothegroupdiscussionsandresearchactivity:
• analysis
• timemanagement
• commitment
• workingunderpressure. / Englishandmaths
ThislessonprovidesthelearnerswiththeopportunitytodevelopthefollowingEnglishskills:
• oralcommunicationwithingroupdiscussions
• notetaking.
Assessment
Assessmentwithrespecttothelearning,whichhastakenplacecanbeconfirmedthroughthefollowing:
• QAduringthelesson
• learnerparticipationindiscussions
• learnerresearchresults. / Meaningfulemployerengagement
Employerengagementcouldbeobtainedthrough:
• supportinproducingassignmentstoreinforcelearning
• employerpresentationsfromemployersinvolvedintheimplementationofcommunicationtechnology.