We implemented two local area network (LAN) projects in our introductory data communications and networking course. The first project required students to develop a LAN from scratch for a small imaginary organization. The second project required student groups to analyze a LAN for a real world small organization. By allowing students to apply what they learn in class to real world situations, the projects bridge the gap between technical concepts and business applications.
Chen, Fang and Brabston, MAry
"LAN Configuration and Analysis: Projects for the Data Communications and Networking Course,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 22
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol22/iss1/1