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Operating System Virtualization for management and delivery of E-learning PROCEEDINGS

, , , , Massey University, New Zealand

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


This paper introduces an operating system virtual machine platform for deploying an e-learning environment. Managed e-learning environments are often web based and rely on a browser to minimize configuration on the client machine, however even in these scenarios it is not unusual to have very specific requirements of the client machine, browser type and version, JavaTM virtual machine version and even operating system. In the case of advanced e-learning tools such as affective intelligent tutoring systems, peer to peer collaboration tools etc, there are additional requirements associated with the affective sensors, camera, bio-mouse etc. An operating system virtual machine approach allows the software stack of the client to be pre-configured and distributed in one shot. This minimizes the client side configuration easing the adoption of the technology.


Messom, C., Sarrafzadeh, A., Gerdelan, A. & Johnson, M. (2007). Operating System Virtualization for management and delivery of E-learning. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 7267-7273). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 21, 2018 from .


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