I have delivered a speech last week about some ideas and experiments I have about the use of remote access and Cloud technologies for labs. I have collected the speech recording and stuff, in french, in another post.
The presentation was in french originaly, so I’ve quickly translated my slides and recorded an english version.
I mention tools like Guacamole, MeshCentral, NRELab’s Antidote, Eclipse Che and Labtainers, as well as k8s and Docker, as interesting tools that may allow us to continue teaching in labs while allowing more flexibility, distant learning, and hopefully improved quality.
J’ai participé au colloque IMT4ET de l’IMT, pour faire une courte présentation sur le thème des Travaux Pratiques à distance et des expérimentations sur les TP “virtuels” sur le Cloud sur lesquelles je travaille en ce moment.
J’y parle de Guacamole et MeshCentral, d’Antidote, de Eclipse Che et de Labtainers, les différents trucs excitants du moment, mais aussi de kubernetes, docker et de trucs louches comme du DevOps académique 😉
We have participated to the HubLinked workshop in Dublin this week, where I delivered a presentation on some of our efforts on Virtual Labs, in the hope that this could be useful to the partners designing the “Global Labs” where students will experiment together for Software Engineering projects.
In this presentation (PDF) I introduced our partners to the Labtainers and Antidote Open Source projects, which are quite promising for designing “virtual labs” using VMs and/or containers.
Thomas and I have recorded the speech, and I’ve used obs and kdenlive to edit the recording.
Here’s the results (unfortunately, the sound is of low quality):
I initially adapted DoroWu’s container image by using Debian instead of Ubuntu, but it appeared that noVNC 1.0.0 was a bit too old in the Debian package. So I switched back to the same version as the one DoroWu chose, and this time no more disconnections.
Also, we’re now rebuilding the Labtainer master container from upstream’s Git repo. Fresh Labs every day 😉