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Development of a vendor practice-based distance based learning programme

Moss, Nicky; Seaton, Richard; Smith, Andrew and Williams, Keith (2013). Development of a vendor practice-based distance based learning programme. In: Gibbins, Lynda and Perkins, Glynis eds. Laboratories for the 21st Century in STEM Higher Education: A Compendium of Current UK Practice and an Insight into Future Directions for Laboratory-Based Teaching and Learning. Loughborough: Centre for Engineering and Design Education, Loughborough University, pp. 85–90.

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Abstract

The case study describes the methods used to provide laboratory activities, or their equivalents, to students pursuing Open University (OU) modules delivered by distance learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level in networking. The modules incorporate the study of Cisco Academy materials and prepare students for Cisco professional qualification exams as well as OU assessment for HE credit. Three modes of experimental activity are described:

1. Attendance at physical laboratories
2. Remote online access to equipment
3. Use of online simulation software.

The merits of each mode of operation are presented and discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 Loughborough University
ISBN: 1-907632-17-4, 978-1-907632-17-4
Keywords: Cisco; distance learning; vendor; laboratories
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: eSTEeM
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 38849
Depositing User: Andrew Smith
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 11:35
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 10:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38849
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