BitTorrent is a peer to peer file sharing technology that specializes in the distribution and sharing of large files. Educators can use it to distribute large programs and applications efficiently to their students and with each other through the internet.
What is this? Edit
Peer to peer sharing program for large amounts of data.
General internet technology harnessed by a variety of clients.
Applications in Efficiency Edit
Efficiency applications: Allows for teachers to use programs that other teachers have already created without having to do it for themselves.
Applications in Community Edit
Community applications: Allows for sharing of ideas and files with co-workers and peers.
Required technical proficiency Edit
Anyone who is familiar with Kazaa, Napster, Limewire, or any other file sharing program.
Watch out for copyright infringement laws.
Official page Edit
For more information Edit
- Official BitTorrent Specification
- Interview with chief executive Ashwin Navin
- Unofficial BitTorrent Protocol Specification v1.0 at wiki.theory.org
- Unofficial BitTorrent Location-aware Protocol 1.0 Specification at wiki.theory.org
- Interview with Bram Cohen about Bittorrent and The Pirate Bay