Questions on Telecommunications
Is bandwidth still an issue in terms of telecommunications?
What issues in the classroom has telecommunications presented?
Comparing Fiber and Cooper transmission lines discuss the pros and cons of both transmission systems.
Does having a fast internet connection really solve the issues of lag, latency, network delay, transmission delay and propagation delay?
How has cloud computing effected the classroom. Give examples of it positive and negative effects.
What types of issues will arise in telecommunications from a greater use of Augmented and Virtual Reality as a tool in the classroom?
Identify and Describe the networks systems you use.
What type of network and internet connection do you have at home? What are the advantages and disadvantages to the type of home network/internet connection? What type of issues do you have with this network/internet connection?
What type of network and internet connection do you have at School? What are the advantages and disadvantages to the type of home network/internet connection? What type of issues do you have with this network/internet connection?
What are the local area speeds of each network?
How fast can you upload and download data from the internet? Use a website like Speedtest to find out specific rates.
Use the following Trace Route tool to determine the time it takes to access websites from around the world. Choose 3 different websites and report the average amount of time it takes to access the site from the US, Europe, & Asia. Traceroute Tool, Traceroute Alternative Tool.
Find 3 different virtual environments (3D, AR, VR) that is used for educational purposes or could be used for classroom or training sessions. Perform the following for each platform.
Students will need to possible install and/or try the trial version of each package.
How do each of these compare?
Discuss the educational affordances that these virtual environments might provide in your classroom or training setting?
What is the future of virtual environments in education and learning?