Chief Technologist, North America Public Sector, Red Hat, Inc.
MOOCs are popular, plentiful, and low cost, thanks to cloud computing. A current challenge with computer science –based MOOCs, however, is that computer science students need increased capabilities to do their homework. Currently, these students need to install, network, and patch their own virtual machines and software before their homework can begin. Cloud-based platform as a service (PaaS) is one way for students to spend less time installing software and more time doing their homework. In this session, David Egts of Red Hat will discuss how students can use open-source PaaS to do their homework today for free.