Project Overview

Student Learning Objectives


Content Material


Links to Course Competencies

Supplementary Resources




Real World Learning Objects: Science

Measure Internet Transmission Speed Using ping

Links to Course Competencies

This RWLO could be applied in the following courses:  Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Microsoft Office, Essentials of Operating Systems, Educational Technology, and others. Specifically, this RWLO meets the following Computer Information Systems and/or Educational Technology competencies:

  • Use content-specific tools such as spreadsheets and ping to support learning and research.
  • Use technology resources to facilitate higher order and complex thinking skills, including critical thinking and informed decision making.
  • Use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
  • Use technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.

This RWLO supports (at an introductory level) some of the competencies for Computer Science  as outlined in the following generic course description excerpted from the  Draft of Computing Curricula 2005 published by The Association For Computing Machinery (“ACM”): 

Net Centric: Principles and Design – Includes a range of topics including computer communication network concepts and protocols, multimedia systems, Web standards and technologies, network security, wireless and mobile computing, and distributed systems.



This RWLO also might be used as an introductory exercise to support some of the competencies for Information Systems  in the following generic course description excerpted from the  IS 2002 Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems published by The Association For Computing Machinery (“ACM”): 

 IS2002.6 Networks and Telecommunication - Students will gain in-depth experience of networking and telecommunications fundamentals including LANs, MANs, WANs, intranets, the Internet, and the WWW. Data communication and telecommunication concepts, models, standards, and protocols will be studied….