Delivering Distance Learning Experiments in Local Area Networking

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Delivering Distance Learning Experiments in Local Area Networking Presented to the Research Methods in

Delivering Distance Learning Experiments in Local Area Networking Presented to the Research Methods in Computer Science Class (CS 698) October 31, 2000 By Gary Steffen IPFW 12/7/2020 1

Outline n n n 12/7/2020 Problem Description Current Limitations Examples of Current Implementations Current

Outline n n n 12/7/2020 Problem Description Current Limitations Examples of Current Implementations Current Research in this Area Research Objective Design u VMware Analysis Timeline Resources Deliverables Future Areas of Research Questions 2

Problem Description n 12/7/2020 Non-traditional distance learning, such as the internet and televised courses,

Problem Description n 12/7/2020 Non-traditional distance learning, such as the internet and televised courses, has brought to the forefront the need for off campus-based local area networking (LAN) experiments. Needed is a process of delivering the same laboratory learning experience on limited off campus computer resources. 3

LAN Experiment Limitations of Distance Learning Students n n n Limited/Unavailable access to campus

LAN Experiment Limitations of Distance Learning Students n n n Limited/Unavailable access to campus equipment Need for multiple computers Need for data communication equipment Need for dedicated equipment Need for multiple client-server operating systems 12/7/2020 4

LAB 1: Setup Peer-to-Peer Network n Equipment u u n Objective u u 12/7/2020

LAB 1: Setup Peer-to-Peer Network n Equipment u u n Objective u u 12/7/2020 2 computers communications equipment learn how to setup a simple peer-to-peer network practice access control on shared resources 5

Lab 2: Microsoft NT Server Installation n Equipment u u n Objective u u

Lab 2: Microsoft NT Server Installation n Equipment u u n Objective u u 12/7/2020 2 computers communications equipment Complete a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) installation Compete a Backup Domain Controller (BDC) installation 6

LAB 3: Setup Client/Server Network Environment for NT n Equipment u u n Objective

LAB 3: Setup Client/Server Network Environment for NT n Equipment u u n Objective u u 12/7/2020 3 computers communication equipment learn how to setup a client/server network environment create user accounts and global/local groups 7

Lab 4: Setup NT Domain Trusts n Equipment u u n n Objective Understand

Lab 4: Setup NT Domain Trusts n Equipment u u n n Objective Understand how to create multiple trust between domains u 12/7/2020 4 computers communication equipment Establish user accounts to access trusted domains 8

LAB 5: Setup Internet Information Exchange Server (IIS) n Equipment u u n Objective

LAB 5: Setup Internet Information Exchange Server (IIS) n Equipment u u n Objective u u 12/7/2020 2 computers communication equipment Setup the Microsoft Internet information exchange server as a intranet web server Develop simple HTML Web pages 9

LAB 6: Setup Client/Server Network Environment for Linux/Samba n Equipment u u n Objective

LAB 6: Setup Client/Server Network Environment for Linux/Samba n Equipment u u n Objective u u 12/7/2020 3 computers communications equipment learn how to setup a client/server network environment create user accounts and global/local groups 10

Final Course Project n Equipment u u n Objective u u 12/7/2020 2 -6

Final Course Project n Equipment u u n Objective u u 12/7/2020 2 -6 computers communications equipment Student proposes a LAN based project implementing advanced course topics possible other clientserver based operating systems 11

Current Research in this Area n Yang, Biwu (1999) “Virtual Lab”: Bring the Hands-on

Current Research in this Area n Yang, Biwu (1999) “Virtual Lab”: Bring the Hands-on Activity to Online Courses. ASEE Annual Proceedings 1997 -1999 u u u n students use pc. Anywhere for remote work students are limited to scheduled work times Students must correct all changes and can’t do installation Hsu, Sam (1999) Virtual Education: Reality or Virtuality? Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (10 th) u “While simulation packages contribute significantly to distance education, they can never replace the need for genuine remote experiments where students are able to construct their own knowledge” 12/7/2020 12

Research Objective n 12/7/2020 Distance learning students should achieve the same learning experience as

Research Objective n 12/7/2020 Distance learning students should achieve the same learning experience as traditional on campus students in local area networking experiments while needing only a single computer system. 13

Research Design n n 12/7/2020 Develop a method through the use of virtual computing

Research Design n n 12/7/2020 Develop a method through the use of virtual computing to complete LAN experiments on a single computer The use of a current virtual computer environment such as VMware could be used. 14

VMware for Virtual Computing n n 12/7/2020 VMware, Inc. www. vmware. com “Virtual Machine”ware

VMware for Virtual Computing n n 12/7/2020 VMware, Inc. www. vmware. com “Virtual Machine”ware VMware delivers a flexible and safe computing environment by providing multiple virtual computers on a single PC. 15

VMware n n n 12/7/2020 VMware gives you a fully functional PC in a

VMware n n n 12/7/2020 VMware gives you a fully functional PC in a window Run multiple OS sessions at the same time No need to reboot, dual-boot, or repartition VMware is an application A virtual machine is equivalent to a fully functional PC 16

VMware n n 12/7/2020 Each virtual machine has its own host name, IP address,

VMware n n 12/7/2020 Each virtual machine has its own host name, IP address, and file system Virtual machines look like any other PC on the network Share files just like regular networked PCs An operating system is installed into each virtual machine 17

Analysis n n 12/7/2020 Distance learning students must complete the experiments with only one

Analysis n n 12/7/2020 Distance learning students must complete the experiments with only one computer The ability for distance learning students to complete the same experiments as on-campus students Completing the experiments in the same allotted amount of time. Having similar success rates for the experiments. 18

Project Timeline n n n n 10/31/2000 Research Presentation 12/5/2000 Research Proposal Completion 1/15/2001

Project Timeline n n n n 10/31/2000 Research Presentation 12/5/2000 Research Proposal Completion 1/15/2001 Secure Needed Resources 2/19/2001 Experiment List Completion 4/16/2001 VMWARE Experiments Completion 5/21/2001 Summer I Student Testing Phase 8/20/2001 Fall Course Implementation 11/2001 Abstract Submission for ASEE Annual Meeting 12/7/2020 19

n Needed Project Resources Hardware: Pentium III Class Computer u Inkjet Printer Software: u

n Needed Project Resources Hardware: Pentium III Class Computer u Inkjet Printer Software: u VMware u Windows 2000 / Windows 2000 Server* u Windows NT Server* u Windows 98* u Redhat Linux 7. 0 with Samba (free) Facilities: u Additional Ethernet drop to current office location u n n * Software currently covered under the Purdue Microsoft Site License 12/7/2020 20

Project Deliverables n n 12/7/2020 A method for distance learning students to complete all

Project Deliverables n n 12/7/2020 A method for distance learning students to complete all experiments for the local area networking course on one computer system Published Paper for the 2001 American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) Annual Conference 21

Future Research Areas n n n 12/7/2020 Research concepts in the study of Wide

Future Research Areas n n n 12/7/2020 Research concepts in the study of Wide Area Networks (WAN) in distances learning Research concepts in the study of Internet and Network Security in distances learning Research the implementation concept in oncampus laboratories to save resources. 22

Conclusion n 12/7/2020 Distance learning students will no longer have miss out on the

Conclusion n 12/7/2020 Distance learning students will no longer have miss out on the experience of hands-on laboratories for Local Area Networks. Through the use of virtual machines it will be possible to eliminate the cost and complexity of off-campus experiments. 23

Thank You. Steffen@ipfw. edu 12/7/2020 24

Thank You. [email protected] edu 12/7/2020 24