Asee peer logo

Low Cost System for Laboratory-based Course in IT Education using Raspberry Pi

Download Paper |

Conference

2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Instrumentation Division Technical Session 2

Tagged Division

Instrumentation

Page Count

11

DOI

10.18260/1-2--33073

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/33073

Download Count

138

Request a correction

Paper Authors

author page

Tae-Hoon Kim Purdue University Northwest Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-8595-7925

author page

Ricardo A. Calix Purdue University Northwest

author page

Dhruvkumar Patel

Download Paper |

Abstract

In Information Technology (IT) education, hands-on experience through the lab is crucial because students tends to learn thing better when observing how practically it’s been applied in real system. In general, the lab in IT education requires a variety of equipment such as PCs, servers, switches, and etc., which are relatively expensive. Due to this reason, virtual environment has played a big role in IT education since virtually multiple systems can be created, modified, tested, and deleted easily with little or no cost. However, virtual system still requires at least one PC and its capability is limited to providing additional Operating System (OS). Recently, emergence of Raspberry Pi provides a small and affordable computer, which is utilized in many different areas. This emerging technology has not been explored well to be adopted in IT education. In this paper, we will introduce and investigate Raspberry Pi and discuss its effectiveness in IT education. We will also introduce the building process of a low cost hands-on lab environment setup using Raspberry Pi.

Kim, T., & Calix, R. A., & Patel, D. (2019, June), Low Cost System for Laboratory-based Course in IT Education using Raspberry Pi Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33073

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2019 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015