Title

Illustrating Networking Concepts with Wireless Handheld Devices

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

6-2002

Publication Title

Proceedings of the 7th annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE)

Conference or Event

7th annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE)

Department

Mathematics and Computer Science

Abstract

We are developing innovative new laboratory materials that give students a hands-on introduction to both traditional and wireless networking concepts. Our labs are designed around the Cybiko, a powerful multi-functional wireless handheld computer that sells for less than $50. The materials can be used to augment existing networking courses or as the core of a new upper-level course. This paper describes the labs completed to date, our plans for the future, and presents the results of a comparative study using the labs to demonstrate routing algorithms.

pp.

29-33