Provisioning Remote Lab Support for IT Programs in Distance Education

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Lakshmanan Senthilkumar 1,*

1. Department of Information Technology, Sikkim Manipal University – Directorate of Distance Education, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 10 Jan. 2012 / Revised: 12 Feb. 2012 / Accepted: 1 Mar. 2012 / Published: 8 Apr. 2012

Index Terms

Distance Education, Remote Laboratory, Networking Practical course, Internet Service, Assessment


In the recent past Internet has become the de-facto communication network. It is being prominently used by Telecommunication, Television and other such networks as a carrier network. The current Internet technology has matured enough to support both Non-Real Time and Real-Time Streaming applications. Recently, even the speed of the access network through which an end user accesses the Internet has also increased substantially. All these have given way to newer Applications for being ported on to the Internet. A similar attempt has been made here to extend the Networking Lab infrastructure to students who have enrolled for their higher education through Distance mode. These students who are spread across the country are able to access the Network Lab to perform their Lab Exercises Live on Network devices as part of their Practical Course.

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Lakshmanan Senthilkumar, "Provisioning Remote Lab Support for IT Programs in Distance Education", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.4, no.4, pp.1-7, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2012.04.01 


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