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Design Of A Wirelss Intranet In Lab For Enhancement Of Online Teaching Abstract

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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ASEE Multimedia Session

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8.373.1 - 8.373.7

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Yu Li

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Jiang Li

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Session 2793

Design of a wireless intranet in the lab for enhancement of online teaching

Yu Lee, Jiang Li

National Institute on Aging, NIH/Morgan State University


The main purpose of this paper is to present the design and implementation of a wireless network system combined with the pre-existing wired intranet for use in both education and research in geomechanics and engineering mechanics. Applications using such a combined system include online learning or teaching, remote data transferring from triaxial devices, numerical simulations, and modeling. The wireless network will extend the reach of laboratory facilities, add convenience, and integrate with the wired network. In the present paper, the design of the wireless networking system is discussed from two perspectives: 1) the hardware necessary in wireless networking, 2) the software necessary in wireless networking. An effort is made in this paper to illustrate the utility of a wireless network in teaching engineering. It is clear that this convenient and powerful implement will aid teaching, research, as well as learning Geomechanics or Engineering Mechanics by removing previously restrictive boundaries of physically linked networks.

I. Introduction

With the advancement of computer technologies, the personal computer has become integrated into nearly ever aspect of our lives. This great surge in acceptance is due, in part, to the rapid progress in computational power, to the continuing miniaturization of electrical components, along with corresponding drops in prices. By incorporating computers into our lives, we have felt significant impact in the way we educate our children, communicate with each other, conduct business, and live our lives. Education is one field that has benefited the most from the modern computer revolution (1-8). This is evident in the exposure of students to the prevalent technology when compared to the general public. In the current Information Age, 83% of students have ventured onto the Internet. This is a significant figure, especially given that only 56% of the general public has been acquainted with the World Wide Web. Newly devised wireless protocols will take advantage of radio waves, which reduce our dependence on traditional physical media

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Li, Y., & Li, J. (2003, June), Design Of A Wirelss Intranet In Lab For Enhancement Of Online Teaching Abstract Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

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