Title

Which Virtualization Technology is Right for My Online IT Educational Labs?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)

Publication Date

4-23-2021

Abstract

Many IT labs require virtualization technology as students need to learn several software tools and operating systems. In an online setting, students sometimes are expected to fill the role of an IT lab architect by installing, configuring, deploying lab tasks on their personal computers, and deciding the virtualization technology needed. This can be intimidating and time-consuming for many students. Further, students often use traditional virtualization technology that is neither needed nor justified costing students significant time, effort, and computing resources. Existing studies discuss virtualization technology appropriateness in the context of industrial applications. This study, however, explores potential virtualization technologies that can be utilized in an academic setting by means of case studies that reflect our experience in transforming the labs of one of our courses. This study assesses virtualization technology suitability in online academic labs in terms of networking, setup time, feasibility, storage, and performance.

ISBN

978-1-7281-8478-4

ISSN

2165-9567

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Technical requirements, Costing, Operating systems, Conferences, Focusing, Microcomputers, Virtualization

Scopus ID

85112470533

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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