PBL in Client-Server Computing course, MCU

Course overview

Information technology is an effective vehicle for implementing client-server architectures. The client-server model offers more power to desktop applications by allowing information to be available on the user’s PC, supporting decision-making processes.

Students are exposed to client-server computing technology, which, when integrated into business processes, supports informed decision-making. The technology is cost-effective and user-friendly.

The course demonstrates how an organization can continue to gain value from existing technological investments while using the special capabilities that client-server technology offers. It further demonstrates how to build SDFES architectures and design solutions that are solidly based on evolving technologies. The course shows how client-server technology can address current technical challenges while supporting in a flexible manner the integration of future technologies.

Participants in piloting 

The course targets 4th year students in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Mean Chey University. 16 students attended the course in the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

Use of ALIEN services and tools

Activities demonstrated that client-server computing is the way successful organizations will apply technology in the next decade. They highlighted the fact that client-server computing is the culmination of the trend toward downsizing from the minicomputer and mainframe to the desktop. Activities further showed how enabling technologies, such as object-oriented development and graphical user-interfaces, empower producers and consumers of information to use technology personally and directly. Finally, activities demonstrated that through client-server architectures users no longer need continues assistance from professional information systems personnel for creating and storing their business data.