In this paper, the authors describe their experience of designing a virtual lab architecture capable of potentially providing thousands of students with a hands-on learning experience in support of an online educational offering. The authors discuss alternative approaches of designing a virtual lab and address the criteria in selecting the optimal deployment method. The authors suggest that virtualization offers a significant instructional advantage in delivering a cost effective and flexible hands-on learning experience.
Son, Joon; Irrechukwu, Chinedum; and Fitzgibbons, Patrick
"Virtual Lab for Online Cyber Security Education,"
Communications of the IIMA: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/ciima/vol12/iss4/5