Design of a computer networking laboratory for efficient manageability and effective teaching

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Abstract

Computer networking laboratories represent a key resource for ICT-oriented academic organizations. However, due to the particular nature of their users (i.e. students who must learn and experiment while working on real network equipment), it is difficult to design and implement fully functional laboratory facilities while still complying with budget, academic and management objectives. Therefore, physical laboratories are often replaced by virtual or simulated environments, which may limit the student's learning experience. This paper describes an innovative approach to the development of computer networking laboratories. The approach defines a specific management infrastructure that allows efficient performance of all the required computer and equipment maintenance tasks, while still supporting a true hands-on experience. Another important feature is the distributed nature of the laboratory infrastructure, where multiple teams of students are allowed to work simultaneously; thus fostering student interaction and teamwork experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

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Other39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/18/0910/21/09

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Keywords

  • Curriculum development
  • Experiment-based learning
  • Laboratory design and management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education

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Design of a computer networking laboratory for efficient manageability and effective teaching. / Caicedo Bastidas, Carlos Enrique; Cerroni, Walter.

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2009. 5350782.

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Caicedo Bastidas, CE & Cerroni, W 2009, Design of a computer networking laboratory for efficient manageability and effective teaching. in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE., 5350782, 39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009, San Antonio, TX, United States, 10/18/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350782
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