Hands-On Experience With Virtual Labs: Virtual Production Environments for Safe, Affordable Technology Training

Date Added: Jul 2009
Format: PDF

When it comes to providing a rich and compelling interaction with a technology, letting students experiment with an application can truly make the sale or drive home key learning points. Virtual Labs (vLabs) enable users to go beyond a static demonstration or simulation. Students can make mistakes and experiment in a real environment, gaining practical experience by working with a technology first hand. vLabs are a combination of multi-tiered software environments, at-the-ready server-side and technology applications, and automated scheduling configurations, which support an overlay of structured training design. Almost any hardware or software configuration can be mirrored with the vLab technology - even custom environments or proprietary application modules - to meet one specific technology training needs.