Student-accessible tools and techniques to aid in teaching network protocols

Norman, Mark and Leis, John (2004) Student-accessible tools and techniques to aid in teaching network protocols. In: AaeE 2004: Creating Flexible Learning Environments, 27-29 Sep 2009, Toowoomba, Australia.

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This paper describes some of our experiences in using freely available network diagnostic aids as an adjunct to teaching the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) suite, and discusses our impressions of their suitability for teaching in both on-campus and off-campus modes. A particular focus is on the suitability of such tools for off-campus distance-mode learning, where several problems are present in the acquisition, installation, and use of such tools. Although there are many reviews of such tools from a network administration point of view, these invariably assume an expert level of knowledge, and as such are somewhat inaccessible to the student beginning in this
area. Additionally, as they necessarily impact on the computing infrastructure and network security at the installed location, care must be taken in terms of advice
given to students – either explicitly or implicitly. We briefly mention the ethical aspects of enlightening students to the possible subversive use of such software for
spying, hacking and other activities

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: ©2004 Australasian Association for Engineering Education.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 04:35
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCP/IP; teaching software; ethics
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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