Network Collapse is a virtual reality experience designed to help teach concepts from the Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards. Grade 6-12 students interactively learn about how information is transmitted and protected on networks. Players assume the role of a router and must transfer incoming data packets to the correct outgoing pathway without losing too many.
The companion Teacher's Guide is a practical resource for educators to bring Network Collapse into the classroom. It provides vocabulary definitions, online resources, discussion prompts, and more.
Network Collapse is a virtual reality experience designed to target Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards:
- Networks and the Internet.
- Model how information is broken down into smaller pieces, transmitted as packets through multiple devices over networks and the internet, and reassembled at the destination.
- Explain how physical and digital security measures protect electronic information.
- Evaluate the scalability and reliability of networks by describing the relationship between routers, switches, topology, and addressing.
- Illustrate how sensitive data can be affected by malware and other attacks.