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Operational experience with a virtual networking laboratory

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Operational experience with a virtual networking laboratory
Virtual laboratories are a potential replacement for standard laboratory facilities. Use of these virtual resources can reduce cost and maintenance overheads for teaching institutions while still ensuring that students have access to real equipment. Previous work indicates that students respond well to such environments, but one important operational aspect has been overlooked. In this work, we consider instructor overhead by comparing the amount of work required to teach courses with and without the use of a virtual laboratory. In particular, we examine two graduate computer networking courses, each taught with the standard softwareonly approach and then taught later with the Open Network Laboratory. Our data show that the effort required by the instructor to use a virtual laboratory is not much more than in a software-only environment, and that the increased interaction between student and instructor can be beneficial as the student questions are primarily focused on fundamental net...
Charlie Wiseman, Ken Wong, Tilman Wolf, Sergey Gor
Added 14 Dec 2010
Updated 14 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where SIGCSE
Authors Charlie Wiseman, Ken Wong, Tilman Wolf, Sergey Gorinsky
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