Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Amrita e-Learning Research Lab
Publisher : 2018 9th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies, ICCCNT 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Source : 2018 9th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies, ICCCNT 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (2018)
Url : https://www2.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85056903720&doi=10.1109%2fICCCNT.2018.8494047&partnerID=40&md5=6a92b0edc07a1f9ad6c462bf9968ecdf
ISBN : 9781538644300
Keywords : Bandwidth, Computer aided instruction, Distance education, E-learning, Hybrid architectures, Information and communications technology, Internet architecture, Internet protocol networks, Internet protocols, Massive open online course, Multicast communication, Multicasting, Network architecture, Proposed architectures, Satellite communication systems, Satellite communications, Satellites, Scalability, Virtual addresses.
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Department of Learning
Center : E-Learning
Department : E-Learning
Year : 2018
Abstract : Blended Classrooms (BC) have become popular in the milieu of higher education in India with several Indian Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) initiatives adopting this format as well. The size of BC participants is growing at a much rapid pace, of the order of several hundred, to even a few thousand students. Numerous challenges need to be reckoned with in the design of interactive virtual classrooms (VCs) for such large-scale BCs: network bandwidth, server scalability, reliable access to Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) platforms. This paper presents a hybrid terrestrial-satellite multicast internet architecture to address some of these challenges developed under the aegis of Amrita Virtual Interactive e-Learning World's (A-VIEW) BC research. A-VIEW service integrates terrestrial Internet Protocol (IP) networks and satellite networks using overlay multicast network architecture, to ensure reliable experience. The bandwidth-sensitive multicast framework fosters server scalability. The wider reachability and consistent in-class experience of the proposed architecture were validated in several real-world VC trials.
Cite this Research Publication : R. A. Kumar, Soman, T. S., Narayanan, S., and Kamal Bijlani, “Hybrid Architectures for Large-Scale Blended Classrooms: A Case Study”, in 2018 9th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies, ICCCNT 2018, 2018.