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Utilizing Open Source Tools In The Networking Laboratory

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



Conference Session

Computers in Education Poster Session

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10.1441.1 - 10.1441.10



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Lisa Anneberg

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Ece Yaprak

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Ece Yaprak Wayne State University Division of Engineering Technology Detroit, MI 48202

Lisa Anneberg Lawrence Technological University Electrical Engineering Department Southfield, MI


Hands-on engineering applications bring real world experiences to students as well as

reinforce the basic concepts. Computer networking is a challenging yet fun subject to

teach as well as to learn. Primary reasons for this include its conceptual complexity and

ever-changing technical jargon. Mastering its fundamental concepts from textbooks

alone is difficult for students, particularly in introductory classes. Practical laboratory

exercises provide students with opportunities to apply what they have learned into real-

world settings. This helps underscore important concepts and aids in fortifying concept

applicability in various settings leading to more active and more participative learning

experiences. In this paper we show the evolving set of networking laboratory exercises

using open-source software packages. Open source is affordable, real-world,

evolutionary, and made for networking. It is also shown that these exercises will be

competency-based and mapped to ABET 2000 a-k criteria.

Use of Open Source Software in Computer Networking Classes 1

Anneberg, L., & Yaprak, E. (2005, June), Utilizing Open Source Tools In The Networking Laboratory Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--15095

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