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Xu, Le; Huang, Dijiang; Tsai, Wei-Tek – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2014
Hands-on experiments are essential for computer network security education. Existing laboratory solutions usually require significant effort to build, configure, and maintain and often do not support reconfigurability, flexibility, and scalability. This paper presents a cloud-based virtual laboratory education platform called V-Lab that provides a…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Security, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Brady, Corey; Orton, Kai; Weintrop, David; Anton, Gabriella; Rodriguez, Sebastian; Wilensky, Uri – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2017
Computer science (CS) is becoming an increasingly diverse domain. This paper reports on an initiative designed to introduce underrepresented populations to computing using an eclectic, multifaceted approach. As part of a yearlong computing course, students engage in Maker activities, participatory simulations, and computing projects that…
Descriptors: Simulation, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Projects
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Vona, M.; Shekar, N. H. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
The "open hardware mobile manipulator" (OHMM) is a new open platform with a unique combination of features for teaching robotics software and algorithms. On-board low- and high-level processors support real-time embedded programming and motor control, as well as higher-level coding with contemporary libraries. Full hardware designs and…
Descriptors: Robotics, Computer Software, Open Source Technology, Internet
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Hamblen, J. O.; van Bekkum, G. M. E. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
This paper describes a new approach for a course and laboratory designed to allow students to develop low-cost prototypes of robotic and other embedded devices that feature Internet connectivity, I/O, networking, a real-time operating system (RTOS), and object-oriented C/C++. The application programming interface (API) libraries provided permit…
Descriptors: Robotics, Engineering Education, Computer Science Education, Internet