Vagrant Virtual Machines for Hands-On Exercises in Massive Open Online Courses

  • Thomas Staubitz
  • Maximilian Brehm
  • Johannes Jasper
  • Thomas Werkmeister
  • Ralf Teusner
  • Christian Willems
  • Jan Renz
  • Christoph Meinel
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 59)

Abstract

In many MOOCs hands-on exercises are a key component. Their format must be deliberately planned to satisfy the needs of a more and more heterogeneous student body. At the same time, costs have to be kept low for maintenance and support on the course provider’s side. The paper at hand reports about our experiments with a tool called Vagrant in this context. It has been successfully employed for use cases similar to ours and thus promises to be an option for achieving our goals.

Keywords

MOOC Online learning Virtual machines Virtualization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Staubitz
    • 1
  • Maximilian Brehm
    • 1
  • Johannes Jasper
    • 1
  • Thomas Werkmeister
    • 1
  • Ralf Teusner
    • 1
  • Christian Willems
    • 1
  • Jan Renz
    • 1
  • Christoph Meinel
    • 1
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner InstitutePotsdamGermany

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