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About

PT Anywhere offers a network simulation environment via a web interface that can be accessed from any web browser or as a widget inside an interactive eBook. PT Anywhere is based on the Packet Tracer network simulator for Windows and Linux developed by the Cisco Networking Academy.

Rather than replicate Packet Tracer’s functionality in a web application, PT Anywhere is offering its basic functionality from a minimalistic interface that can be adapted to different learning contexts and purposes. PT Anywhere is available as a widget that can be embedded inside an online course, a Learning Management System (like Moodle or Sakai), or an interactive eBook (like Apple’s iBooks).

PT Anywhere is jointly developed by the Open University and Cisco in the context of the European project FORGE and the Open Networking Lab.

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Team

John Domingue
John Domingue
Professor & Director
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University
Aitor Gomez-Goiri
Aitor Gomez-Goiri
Research Associate
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University
Alexander Mikroyannidis
Alexander Mikroyannidis
Research Associate
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
Lecturer in Networking
Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology,
The Open University
Allan Third
Allan Third
Research Associate
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University
Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
Systems Operator
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University
Nuno Guarda
Nuno Guarda
Head of Corporate Affairs for Cisco in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Use

You can use PT Anywhere here. The code is available on Github. You can learn how to install it in your own server here.

You can download the PT Anywhere widget for use within an iBook here. You can find more information about the use of HTML5 widgets in iBooks here.

The FORGE iBook that uses the PT Anywhere widget is available to download for free here.

Publications

Rosewell, J., Kear, K., Jones, A., Smith, A., Donelan, H., Mikroyannidis, A., Peasgood, A., Sanders, C., Third, A., Wermelinger, M., Moss, N., Williams, J. & Connolly, T. (2018) Open Networking Lab: online practical learning of computer networking. The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference: Blended and online Learning: Changing the Educational Landscape. Aarhus University, Denmark.

Mikroyannidis, A., Kear, K., Smith, A., Jones, A., Rosewell, J., Donelan, H., Wermelinger, M., Sanders, C., Third, A. & Connolly, T. (2018) The Open Networking Lab: Hands-on Vocational Learning in Computer Networking. IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). San Jose, California, USA, IEEE Education Society Publications.

Mikroyannidis, A., Collins, D., Tranoris, C., Denazis, S., Daanpareit, Gerwen, J.-V., Moerman, I., Jourjon, G., Fourmaux, O., Domingue, J. & Marquez-Barja, J. M. (2017) FORGE: An eLearning Framework for Remote Laboratory Experimentation on FIRE Testbed Infrastructure. IN SERRANO, M., ISARIS, N., SCHAFFERS, H., DOMINGUE, J., BONIFACE, M. & KORAKIS, T. (Eds.) Building the Future Internet through FIRE. River Publishers.

Mikroyannidis, A., Gomez-Goiri, A., Smith, A. & Domingue, J. (2017) Online Experimentation and Interactive Learning Resources for Teaching Network EngineeringIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON). Athens, Greece, IEEE Education Society Publications.

Domingue, J., Mikroyannidis, A., Gomez-Goiri, A., Smith, A., Pareit, D., Gerwen, J. V.-V., Tranoris, C., Lampropoulos, K., Jourjon, G., Fourmaux, O. & Rahman, M. Y. (2015) Forging Online Education through FIRE: iPad Edition. The Open University. ISBN: 978 1473020160.

Mikroyannidis, A., Gomez-Goiri, A., Domingue, J., Tranoris, C., Pareit, D., Gerwen, J. & Marquez-Barja, J. (2015) Deploying learning analytics for awareness and reflection in online scientific experimentation. IN KRAVCIK, M., MIKROYANNIDIS, A., PAMMER, V., PRILLA, M. & ULLMANN, T. D. (Eds.) 5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL) at the 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World (EC-TEL 2015). Toledo, Spain, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 105-111.

Mikroyannidis, A., Domingue, J., Third, A., Smith, A. & Guarda, N. (2015) Online Learning and Experimentation via Interactive Learning Resources3rd Experiment@International Conference (exp.at’15). Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal, IEEE Computer Society Publications.

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