TriblerCampus: Integrated Peer-to-Peer File Distribution in Course Management Systems
Michel Meulpolder, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands ; Tito Pijano, Holy Angel University, Philippines ; Dick Epema, Henk Sips, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Course Management Systems (CMSs) are widely used to manage course information and to distribute educational content. However, all major implementations of CMSs are based on a client-server architecture. Because of this, the scalability of these systems is very limited. We propose to solve this problem by integrating peer-to-peer (P2P) technology with present CMSs in a transparent way, so that videos and other large files can be distributed with high performance. In this paper, we present the design of TriblerCampus, which offers an integration of the BitTorrent-based Tribler peer-to-peer technology with CMSs. Due to the P2P technology, all participating computers automatically contribute bandwidth to the system, thereby hugely boosting the performance. We present the results of measurements and trace-based simulations and show that the performance of TriblerCampus consistently stays high, even when the demand in the system reaches peak levels.
Meulpolder, M., Pijano, T., Epema, D. & Sips, H. (2007). TriblerCampus: Integrated Peer-to-Peer File Distribution in Course Management Systems. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1528-1536). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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