Convertible Remote Inter-Networking Laboratory Design for Teaching Purposes

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Woratat Makasiranondh


- On-line learning has proven to be a cost effective method of delivering courses to remote students. However in the field of network technology, practical ‘hands on’ experience is of paramount importance. Procedural knowledge gained during laboratory reinforces learning. Furthermore students must therefore be given the opportunity to configure network devices. Providing sufficient laboratory facilities to supplement a conventional face-to-face classroom is a challenge. Typically remote, on-line students are given access to network devices via the text-based Command Line Interface (CLI). The CLI alone is verbose and many different instructions are needed to understand device operation and the output can also be extensive and complex. Particularly, remote student interaction with the equipment is limited compared with a traditional laboratory model. This paper reviews existing remote access laboratory designs, and explains the new convertible design in details, which address the requirement of remote students.

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W. Makasiranondh, “Convertible Remote Inter-Networking Laboratory Design for Teaching Purposes”, JIST, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 30–34, Dec. 2013.
Research Article: Soft Computing (Detail in Scope of Journal)


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