Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts

Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts

Nurul Sarkar (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
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Release Date: February, 2006|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 386
ISBN13: 9781591407355|ISBN10: 1591407354|EISBN13: 9781591407379|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-735-5


Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts makes the teaching and learning of computer networking and hardware a more active process by using interactive learning to add life to a very technical subject. Fundamental theoretical concepts are illustrated with the use of interactive practical exercises. Each chapter presents learning objectives, figures and illustrations, real-world examples and review questions.

Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts has a worldwide focus provided by contributors from across the globe. These contributors share their use of online tools and flexible learning practices. Both teachers and students will find this book a useful resource for teaching and learning computer networking and hardware concepts.

Reviews and Testimonials

Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts is an excellent companion resource for instructors working in the areas of data communication, computer networking, and computer hardware. It provides a state of the art report about teaching tools and several examples that will assist and inspire teachers looking for ways of enhancing their lectures and associated labs. I thoroughly recommend it. This is a very useful addition to the networking teacher's bag of tricks.

– Jairo Gutierrez, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Learning objectives, real-world examples, and pertinent review questions make Tools for Teaching Computer Networking a definitive primer for preparing network leaders for the 21st century. Readers begin the journey with an overview of network literacy and proceed into the realm of teaching and learning networks. The text culminates with an examination of networking applications and their impact on society. Finally, Sarkar repeats the process with a look at related computer hardware issues - a stroke of genius and a boon to CIS faculty everywhere. Exceptional resource for instructors, students, and technical reference libraries.

– Lawrence Tomei, Robert Morris University, USA

This book is really able to engage readers' full attention. I deeply appreciate the precious experience of these authors in the areas of teaching and learning computer networking and hardware.

– Chung Hsien Lan, Nanya Institute of Technology, Taiwan in Journal of Educational Technology and Society Volume 10, Issue 1 (2007)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nurul I. Sarkar is a senior lecturer in the School of Computer and Information Sciences at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He has more than ten years of teaching experience in universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and has taught a range of subjects including computer networking, data communications, computer hardware and e-commerce. At the University of Auckland, he is currently completing his Ph.D. in wireless communication networks. Professor Sarkar has published in a number of journal and conferences, and has contributed chapters to several edited research compilations.