ERIC Number: EJ1111800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Enhancing Teaching and Learning Wi-Fi Networking Using Limited Resources to Undergraduates
Sarkar, Nurul I.
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, v8 n4 p1-18 2013
Motivating students to learn Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) wireless networking to undergraduate students is often difficult because many students find the subject rather technical and abstract when presented in traditional lecture format. This paper focuses on the teaching and learning aspects of Wi-Fi networking using limited hardware resources. It provides a walk-through tutorial on setting up Wi-Fi networks using wireless laptops and access points. Students can easily set up and configure Wi-Fi networks using relatively few computing resources to learn networking concepts more effectively. By measuring the key performance metrics such as network throughput and response times, students are able to gain a deeper understanding of Wi-Fi network performance and related issues. The effectiveness of these Wi-Fi practical learning activities has been evaluated both formally by students and informally in discussion within the teaching team. This paper describes the overall effectiveness of teaching and learning Wi-Fi network fundamentals using limited resources.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Computer Networks, Undergraduate Students, Learning Activities, Teacher Effectiveness, Laptop Computers, Educational Technology, Introductory Courses, Experiential Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Computer System Design
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