HighEdWeb Assocation
The Annual Conference for Higher Education Web Professionals, Austin, Texas, October 23-26, 2011

Session Details

NYU's Virtual Computer Lab: Finding the Sweet Spots

PST Poster Sessions Track

Texas Ballroom 1-3


In Fall 2010, New York University launched a virtual computer lab (VCL) pilot program. During the year long pilot, lessons were learned that helped inform the final production environment. This poster session will present the lessons learned and the sweet spots found during the pilot. Lessons learned will include key technical decisions (e.g.: all virtual environment versus a mixed virtual / physical environment) as well as policy and student-experience decisions (e.g.: how long is an application idle before the session automatically terminates). Deeper discussion will be driven by participants, and participants will get to test out the VCL.