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General Information
    • ISSN: 1793-8244
    • Frequency: Semiyearly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JACN
    • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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    • E-mail: jacn@ejournal.net
Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
It's a honor to serve as the editor-in-chief of JACN. I'll work together with the editors and reviewers to help the journal progress
JACN 2015 Vol.3(4): 299-302 ISSN: 1793-8244
DOI: 10.18178/JACN.2015.3.4.186

Teaching Computer Networks: Theory and Problem Solving

Atila Bostan
Abstract—Teaching data communication and networks is one of the challenging tasks in information systems education. It should include a good deal of theoretical and practical education mutually. Students frequently encounter with new applications and networking problems in their ever day practices. Introducing network diagnostic tools and experiencing problem solving in computer networks should be significant components of network education. In this study we have presented the results of an educational methodology change in teaching data communication and networks course. Students are forced to solve more problems and have more hands on practices. The findings point to a better educational achievement when compared with the previous teaching methodology.

Index Terms—Data communication and network education, educational methodology, problem-based learning.

Atila Bostan is with the Computer Engineering Department, Atılım University, Kizilcasar Mah. Incek-Golbasi, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail: atila.bostan@atilim.edu.tr).


Cite:Atila Bostan, "Teaching Computer Networks: Theory and Problem Solving," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 299-302, 2015.

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