In this paper the authors describe their experience of designing a virtual lab architecture capable of providing hundreds of students with a hands on learning experience in support of an online educational setting. The authors discuss alternative approaches of designing a virtual lab and address the criteria in selecting the optimal deployment method. The authors conclude 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
"A Comparison of Virtual Lab Solutions for Online Cyber Security Education ,"
Communications of the IIMA: Vol. 12
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/ciima/vol12/iss4/6