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Grid-based virtual laboratory experiments for a graduate course on sensor networks

Grid-based virtual laboratory experiments for a graduate course on sensor networks
Grid-based virtual laboratory experiments for a graduate course on sensor networks
This paper presents the pedagogical and technical challenges the authors faced in developing a distributed laboratory for the execution of virtual scientific experiments (VSEs) superimposed on a Grid infrastructure, for a course on sensor networks that is part of the Master's in Information Networking (MSIN) program jointly offered by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA and Athens Information Technology (AIT), Athens, Greece. The MSIN program utilizes virtual classroom technologies because of its strong distance learning component. Courses taught by CMU faculty are attended in real-time by students in Athens, Greece, via video-wall teleconferencing sessions. Vice versa, visiting CMU faculty to AIT teach classes that are attended by students at CMU. Students in both institutions enjoy full interactivity with their classmates on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. A distributed shared virtual laboratory is needed for many of the more empirical courses. This paper describes the challenges and issues the authors faced in developing such a lab.
discrete-event simulation, distributed computing, learning systems
17-26
Christou, Ioannis T.
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Efremidis, Sofoklis
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Tiropanis, Thanassis
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Kalis, A.
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Christou, Ioannis T.
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Christou, Ioannis T., Efremidis, Sofoklis, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Kalis, A. (2007) Grid-based virtual laboratory experiments for a graduate course on sensor networks. IEEE Transactions on Education, 50 (1), 17-26. (doi:10.1109/TE.2006.886447).

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This paper presents the pedagogical and technical challenges the authors faced in developing a distributed laboratory for the execution of virtual scientific experiments (VSEs) superimposed on a Grid infrastructure, for a course on sensor networks that is part of the Master's in Information Networking (MSIN) program jointly offered by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA and Athens Information Technology (AIT), Athens, Greece. The MSIN program utilizes virtual classroom technologies because of its strong distance learning component. Courses taught by CMU faculty are attended in real-time by students in Athens, Greece, via video-wall teleconferencing sessions. Vice versa, visiting CMU faculty to AIT teach classes that are attended by students at CMU. Students in both institutions enjoy full interactivity with their classmates on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. A distributed shared virtual laboratory is needed for many of the more empirical courses. This paper describes the challenges and issues the authors faced in developing such a lab.

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Published date: 5 February 2007
Keywords: discrete-event simulation, distributed computing, learning systems

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Local EPrints ID: 50014
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50014
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Date deposited: 10 Jan 2008
Last modified: 16 Sep 2019 17:43

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Author: Ioannis T. Christou
Author: Sofoklis Efremidis
Author: Thanassis Tiropanis
Author: A. Kalis

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