Cloud-based simulation for education

Rafael Cano-Parra, Eduardo Gómez-Sánchez, Miguel L. Bote-Lorenzo, José Antonio González-Martínez
2013 Proceedings of the First International Conference on Technological Ecosystem for Enhancing Multiculturality - TEEM '13  
Computer simulation is a technique often used in education to study and understand the behavior and characteristics of a real system, applications or platforms. However, in order to achieve reasonable response times for an educational setting, many computational resources are demanded, which often leads to an oversized infrastructure. This paper discusses the use of cloud computing as an enabler of new learning scenarios through the use of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications deployed on
more » ... p of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud. The Cloud-based Distributed Network Simulation Environment (CloudDNSE) is the proposed SaaS, designed following Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Representational State Transfer (REST) principles, and used in a real educational scenario of Computer Networks. Benefits as scalability, on-demand provisioning or pay-per-use billing model allow to improve the learning design and process, overcoming technological limitations such as lack of computational resources.
doi:10.1145/2536536.2536568 dblp:conf/teem/Cano-ParraGBG13 fatcat:kc7v3x7xbbgxxg35dvyvqauf64