About the educational animation-based supplement to the authors’ textbook Computer Networks
The authors plan to have a new edition of their
textbook Computer Networks to be published in English in 2004. We intend
that all chapters of the new edition (please see the
Table of Contents) will be illustrated by supplemental animation-based
material, which, hopefully, should help teachers to explain, and students
ton understand, the operation of most popular network protocols. This
animation supplement will be created using the Flash technology.
While such interactive lessons may be used as independent training tools, they will definitely be more effective if a teacher refers to them as to tools/materials supplemental to his/her lectures and any recommended textbooks.
You may get some idea of what these tools are by viewing a demo version of a lesson on internetworking from the chapter “Introduction to IP Networks. This lesson talks about main principles of building a compound networks and functions of a network layer. Exercises to the topic “Ethernet Addressing” are based on the built-in emulator of Switched Ethernet.