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Author Hernandez, D. ♦ Asensio, J.I. ♦ Dimitriadis, Y.A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Collaborative work ♦ Protocols ♦ Computer networks ♦ Collaboration ♦ Telecommunication traffic ♦ Traffic control ♦ Communication system traffic control ♦ Telecommunication control ♦ Computational modeling ♦ Computer simulation ♦ Scenario-based learning ♦ Computer-supported collaborative learning ♦ Network protocols education
Abstract This paper details the experience of using both scenario-based and collaborative approaches in a test laboratory for the understanding of several transmission control protocol (TCP) mechanisms. Through the analysis of potential differences in expected and real behavior of those mechanisms in a set of pre-defined scenarios of real TCP traffic interchange, students are expected to detect misunderstandings and, even more interestingly, to design their own new scenarios for further clarification. Simultaneously, students are arranged in groups that collaborate, with the help of supporting computational tools, following a predefined activity sequence that is designed according to commonly used strategies in collaborative learning. Those collaborative strategies are selected so as to foster group work as well as to share the work load among group members without precluding student's comprehension of the whole set of TCP mechanisms. The combination of both the scenario-based and collaborative approaches also contributes to the acquisition of desirable skills linked to general competencies of engineers: scenario analysis/design, interpretation, communication, argumentation, discussion, etc. The paper details the sequence of student activities, justifies the use of collaborative strategies, describes the computational support for collaborative activities, and finally provides evaluation results of this real experience as well as the resulting findings and lessons learned
Description Author affiliation: Sch. of Telecommun. Eng., Valladolid Univ. (Hernandez, D.; Asensio, J.I.; Dimitriadis, Y.A.)
ISBN 1424402565
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-10-27
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 215.31 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 19
Ending Page 24

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library