Classroom Computing Using On Demand Desktop Streaming
Douglas Brinkley, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Two of the most popular choices for classroom computing are laptop PCs and thin-client devices. Deciding between the two is often a difficult decision because both platforms have their respective advantages. Modern laptops give excellent performance because of their powerful processors and large amounts of memory. Thin-clients reduce maintenance costs through centralized configuration management. The Naval Postgraduate School is achieving the advantages of both platforms by employing a new technology called On Demand Desktop Streaming (ODDS). ODDS allows the school to maintain all of the laptop software, including the operating system, on a network server. The internal hard drives of the classroom laptops can even be removed to provide a near zero maintenance workstation environment. This paper describes the school’s experiences with stand-alone networked PCs, thin-clients, and the new ODDS system in a classroom setting.
Brinkley, D. (2010). Classroom Computing Using On Demand Desktop Streaming. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2488-2493). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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