Teaching Information Systems Technologies: a New Approach based on Virtualization and Hosting Technologies

Carmelo R. García, Alexis Quesada-Arencibia, Santiago Candela, Eduardo Carrasco, Armide González


This paper describes how to provide suitable computing systems for information systems technologies learning using virtualization and hosting technologies. The main functionalities and components of an university learning lab based on these technologies are presented. All the software components used in its development are open source. Also, the use of this lab, providing the computing systems required for the learning activities of different matters related to the information systems technologies, is illustrated. The model of computing lab proposed is a more sustainable and scalable alternative than the traditional academic computing lab.


infrastructure technologies for engineering education; virtualization technology; computing hosting technology

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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