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Large scale delivery of Cisco Networking Academy Program by blended distance learning

Smith, Andrew and Moss, Nicky (2010). Large scale delivery of Cisco Networking Academy Program by blended distance learning. In: IARIA, 2010 Sixth International Conference on Networking and Services, 6-11 March 2010, Cancun, Mexico.

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This paper reports upon the success that The Open University of the United Kingdom (UKOU) has had in delivering the Cisco Exploration Curriculum, as an undergraduate course (T216), using a Blended Distance Learning Model (BDL). It discusses the importance of Supported Open Learning as a method of supporting students, and the key role of simulators, remote access tools and day schools. It is argued that a constructivist learning approach was taken when designing T216, which is demonstrated by this BDL model. BDL has proven to be an excellent way of delivering Cisco courses to adult learners, as supported by student feedback and attainment. BDL offers the Cisco Networking Academy program an opportunity to extend reach in both existing and new markets.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Keywords: Networking Academy; Blended Distance Learning (BDL); Supported Open Learning; NETLAB; Constructivism; CCNA
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
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Item ID: 20693
Depositing User: Andrew Smith
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 11:53
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 07:54
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