GCSE – Lesson 1 – What is a computer network?
This lesson introduces learners to the term ‘computer network’. They develop their understanding by looking at other networks in the real world before discovering what a computer network is. They then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a computer network before learning about the peer-to-peer model through an unplugged activity. Finally, learners are given real-world examples of peer-to-peer networks before completing a keyword matching exercise.
- Define a computer network
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of computer networks
- Describe the role of a computer in a peer-to-peer network
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