Abstract: We implemented two local area network (LAN) projects in our introductory data communications and networking course. The first project required students to develop a LAN from scratch for a small imaginary organization. The second project required student groups to analyze a LAN for a real world small organization. By allowing students to apply what they learn in class to real world situations, the projects bridge the gap between technical concepts and business applications.
Keywords: Networking, Team projects, Project-based learning, Server configuration, Network administration & management
Download this article: JISE - Volume 22 Number 1, Page 7.pdf
Recommended Citation: Chen, F. & Brabston, M. (2011). Teaching Tip: LAN Configuration and Analysis: Projects for the Data Communications and Networking Course. Journal of Information Systems Education, 22(1), pp. 7-14.