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for Hands-on Information Technology Education

By Paul Wagner and Chris Johnson


We present MOBILE, a software system providing ad-hoc and hands-on learning environments for information technology education. Using MOBILE, instructors can hold outreaches and workshops on any available computers, even in restricted lab settings or using participant computers. Features supported by this software include the ability to build and configure a workshop session on any desired information technology topic, creation and management of that session on top of any existing network, distribution and configuration of additional operating systems and applications, and the inclusion of auxiliary content relevant to the session. In this discussion paper, we describe the MOBILE infrastructure and explore an actual workflow for a instructor using it teach a workshop on computer security. We have successfully piloted the system to conduct four highly-rated workshops at computer science education conferences

Year: 2013
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