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Wednesday, October 4 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Beyond VDI - Implementing Virtual Labs at Muhlenberg College

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Most IT departments have virtual labs on their must-have lists or have at least considered it to solve new demand from a number of areas: online classes, reduced physical spaces and students who expect everything to be mobile.

Yet for most colleges, this goal has remained elusive due to high costs, complexity and lack of resources. Even those colleges who have implemented on-premises solutions are looking for cheaper, simpler cloud based solutions.

During this session, Allan Chen will discuss the Muhlenberg’s search for a solution and the initial rollout of a cloud based virtual lab by Apporto:

  • Needs and constraints
  • Discovery process
  • ROI
  • Pilot
  • Rollout

Antony Awaida will then discuss his vision for virtual labs. While a virtual lab’s main goal is to deliver a desktop or apps to end users an ideal virtual lab should also enable/deliver:

  • Online collaboration
  • Motivation to students
  • Analytics to faculty and IT

The session will conclude with a demo of the Apporto cloud service.

Session Chair
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Kendra Strode

Technology Support Specialist, Carleton College
Training helpdesk students at a small undergraduate college.

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Allan Chen

Chief Information Officer, Muhlenberg College
Muhlenberg College


Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Seattle 3 1415 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98101