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Learning Activity Chapter 01
Last revision date: 07/01/10
Course Number:
Describe the various technologies used in telecommunications. (WECM #1)
Recommended Resources for Learning Activity and Assessment
LIDO Telecommunications Essentials eLearning, by Lillian Goleniewski, ISBN 13:
LIDO Telecommunications Essentials: by Lillian Goleniewski, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley
Professional, Copyright: 2007, 928 pp, ISBN 10: 0-321-42761-0 -- ISBN-13: 9780321427618
Network+ Guide to Networks, Tamara Dean, March 9th 2009 by Course Technology (first
published 2009) Isbn: 1423902459 isbn13: 9781423902454
Network World Magazine (on line) for basic research into specific current events related to this
How Stuff works (on line) basic research on Telephony, Networking, Signaling, Wireless, Smart
Wikipedia Encyclopedia
Network World Magazine (on line) for basic research into specific current events related to this
topic of study.
Building bridges with SS7 technology, Communications News, ISBN: 0010-3632
Differences and relationships between VoIP and traditional telephony, Convergence & VoIP Alert
By Steve Taylor and Larry Hettick, Network World, August 11, 2004 12:09 AM ET
October 2008 | Volume 11 / Number 10, Internet Telephony Magazine Table of Contents
Next-gen Network Migration: A Signaling Perspective By: Ravi Ravishankar
(Part I of II) Tekelec hones its IMS message
Evolution, not revolution is key by Sean Buckley, Fri. September 7, 2007
Recommended Instructor Preparation for Learning Activity:
1. Read the LIDO portion of the course as the learning assessments are tightly associated with
this resource.
2. Look at related articles on line in Network World,
3. Establish a working relationship with local carriers and manufacturers to develop course and
career related information resources. (It is imperative that the instructor on the platform be
informed about current (industry) as well as local events and trends; make it relevant to here
and now.
4. Point out local businesses or organizations that utilize state-of-the-art public or private
network applications and equipment and especially the applications they deem relative to
day-to-day operation.
5. Review the Learning Assessment questions as an overview of topics of importance to be
included in this chapter.
Capture Student Attention:
Show on-screen or by handouts, examples of issues and trends discussed in the slides.
Encourage students to research other trade press periodicals and share within the class. Set up
live industry presentations via Internet or classroom visit.
Develop Learning Activity:
Relate material covered in LIDO to trends and issues covered in Network World and other online
resources. Get the students to collaborate and construct a matrix showing carriers, key terminal
manufacturers (cell phones, notebooks, smart phones and others) and a diagram of PSTN Legacy
to IMS interworking. Overlay SIP, MPLS, and any other technologies to show the connectivity
based on systems and applications.
Have the student complete the Lab:
Build a professional document:
Construct a timeline of major events from the first Telephone to today.
Conclude Learning Activity:
Have students summarize and prioritize current issues and trends, relating them to known
business or residential subscribers. Especially, specify key products and applications that drive (or
pull) the marketplace toward IMS revenue resources.
Syllabus developed by: Peter Brierley, faculty member of Collin College, Mike Harsh, faculty member of Collin College, Karen Cheng, Associate faculty member of Collin
College, and Robert Wright, Business Consultant. This syllabus was developed with support from National Science Foundation. Project leader was Ann Beheler, PI for the NSF
ATE grant 0402356.
Non-exclusive copyright © 2010: Non-exclusive copyright is retained by Collin College on behalf of the National Science Foundation ATE Grant 0402356. Any opinions,
findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Chapter 01 - Telecom Technology Fund - Learning Activity (1 of 2)
Telecommunication Timeline - History
1. Research events that began in the 1800s leading to the telecommunication revolution
that continues today.
2. Develop a timeline or equivalent document or other means of presentation to capture
the technical, social, and/or political relationship of these events in sequence.
3. Identify and explain the three events you believe to have had the biggest impact on the
telecommunication industry as part of your timeline.
4. Continue to modify your timeline throughout the course.
Chapter 01 Telecom Technology Fund - Lab 2 of 2
Signaling, IN, SS7 and NGN - Describe, in an overview fashion, the trends in networks
regarding these particular services as they relate to IMS networks.
Compile a list of specific examples with regard to:
1. Where today is IP used and future opportunities exist
2. Why are Standards important in Technology