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An Introduction to Computer Networking for Teachers

  • Categories Teaching
  • Duration 28h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update January 12, 2024

About Course

Raspberry Pi Foundation


Learn how you can create connections with computers

Explore the fundamentals of computer networking with this online course for teachers. You will improve your understanding of key concepts and gain the confidence to teach the subject in the classroom.

On this course, you will learn to describe the different types of computer networks and understand how data can be transmitted securely. You will cover real world usage of networking technology to enhance your understanding. You will also become more familiar with how the internet works, including routing, DNS, and the World Wide Web.

What topics will you cover?

  • Networks and architecture
  • Transmission of data and network protocols
  • Secure transmission of data
  • Internet including routing, DNS and the “World Wide Web”


Who will you learn with?

Mac Bowley

Mac Bowley

Hey, my name is Mac. I am a Learning Manager at The Raspberry Pi Foundation. I love teaching and digital making, especially when I get to do them both at the same time.


Who developed the course?

raspberry pi

Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world.

What Will I Learn?

  • Discuss types of network, advantages and disadvantages and general architecture
  • Describe transmission of data (ethernet, wifi) and network protocols (http, ftp, etc)
  • Explore how data can be transmitted securely
  • Apply knowledge of real world usage of the networking technology
  • Describe the internet including routing, DNS and the “world wide web”
  • Explain how data is encapsulated in an IP packet and a data frame for transmission

Topics for this course

11 Lessons28h

Welcome to the course?

An introduction to the aims of this course. Meet our education team and your fellow learners.
Welcome to the course VIDEO (00:55)00:00:00
Meet the team and your fellow learners ARTICLE

Creating Connections?

Learn how computers are connected together

Connections in your life?

What different types of network might you use everyday? What hardware is involved?

Introducing the Layered Model?

Learn about the Layered Model of networks

End of Lesson 1?

Congratulations on completing the course!

Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is for computer science GCSE teachers (or equivalent), especially those specialising in computer networking and cyber security.