The Forging Online Education through FIRE (FORGE) project has transformed Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) testbed facilities into learning resources for higher education. FORGE is leveraging FIRE testbeds and is enhancing learning approaches by producing educational material reinforced with hands-on experimentation that are supported by multimedia resources for engineering educators and learners.
At the FORGE booth in NetFutures 2016, the team will demonstrate five freely available networking and communication courses. These include:
• TCP Congestion Control presented by University Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbonne Universités (UPMC)
• Metro MOOC presented by University Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbonne Universités (UPMC)
• Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) presented by iMinds, Ghent University
• Long Term Evolution (LTE) presented by iMinds, Ghent University
• Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) presented by Trinity College Dublin.
FORGE has produced over 10 courses covering a wide range of networking and communication domains. These have resulted in over 20,000 experiments undertaken by more than 600 students at 7 universities across four continents. It is now easy to experiment on real high-performance testbeds on a laptop or tablet from any location in the world.