Main Nav

Wednesday
Oct 19th, 2011
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Meeting Room 108A
Eastern Time
With increasing computer ownership by students, accompanied by tightening budgets and the availability of new virtual delivery tools, many administrators are asking whether campus computer labs are still necessary. Representatives from George Mason University, Temple University, and the University of Virginia will discuss approaches and challenges in the provision of student computing services.
Media
Speakers
Resources

Comments

Yes, Will. I think that would be covered under the commonality of "specialty" lab, which all of our institutions described as continued importance in terms of the provision of physical space.

Students from an ethical hacking degree do very much need a form of computer lab as most of the traffic will be malicious it is necessary to isolate the lab from the University and outside world consequently providing a safe, controlled environment.

RT @pat3460: Just published a blog on the session on whether the IT lab is still needed #edu11 #e11_sess040 http://t.co/OiPtRAUY

MT @pat3460
Do universities still need central IT labs? #edu11 #e11_sess040 bit.ly/n1oLsr #highered

MT @pat3460
Do universities still need central IT labs? #edu11 #e11_sess040 bit.ly/n1oLsr #highered

RT @pat3460: Just published a blog on the session on whether the IT lab is still needed #edu11 #e11_sess040 http://t.co/N9bMoFSP

RT @liz_jolly: MT @pat3460
Do universities still need central IT labs? #edu11 #e11_sess040 bit.ly/n1oLsr #highered

RT @liz_jolly: MT @pat3460
Do universities still need central IT labs? #edu11 #e11_sess040 bit.ly/n1oLsr #highered

RT @pat3460: Just published a blog on the session on whether the IT lab is still needed #edu11 #e11_sess040 http://t.co/6hc1oMO6

RT @pat3460: Just published a blog on the session on whether the IT lab is still needed #edu11 #e11_sess040 http://t.co/6hc1oMO6

Just published a blog on the session on whether the IT lab is still needed #edu11 #e11_sess040 http://t.co/6hc1oMO6

RT @judithtabron: #edu11 Temple: Challenge wasn't the tech, it was the licensing; now goal is to continue the brand #E11_sess040

RT @judithtabron: #E11_SESS040 #edu11 GeorgeMason uses virtualization software from North Carolina State downloadable,to provide virtual lab

RT @judithtabron: #E11_SESS040 #edu11 Vendors who work more in #HigherEd understand better things like what a service platform means

traditional labs make "lousy collaboration spaces" #edu11 #E11_sess040 UVA removed 800 PCs to make room- rolled out 300+#vdi on @VMware View

RT @scottphamlin: UVA uses VMWare view. SW licensing is an issue. still few small cases have computer for students #edu11 #E11_sess040

RT @judithtabron: #E11_SESS040 #edu11 UofVa stats indicated usage was going up as they were deciding to shut the labs down.

RT @kylemurley: #edu11 #E11_sess040 Session: Are labs still necessary? <-- morphing from "labs -to- lounge" mix of work & play 24×7 access

#E11_SESS040 #edu11 Choices at the food court, rec center; why not at the tech labs?

#E11_SESS040 #edu11 UofVa stats indicated usage was going up as they were deciding to shut the labs down.

#E11_SESS040 #edu11 UofVa vilified in student newspapers all over the country for plan originally. Except Dartmouth's. :-)

#E11_SESS040 Removed 800 computer seats (in those industrial, rows, non-collaborative environments)

#E11_SESS040 #edu11 U of VA providing 300 workstations on VMware.One small lab for software that won't virtualize well.

#E11_SESS040 #edu11 u of va took all the computer labs out

#E11_SESS040 #edu11 Vendors who work more in higher ed understand better things like what a service platform means

#E11_SESS040 #edu11 GeorgeMason using virtualization software from North Carolina State; downloadable,to provide "virtual lab"

RT @karenkeiller: Speciality labs are consolidated as Cost saving measure #edu11 #E11_sess040


Close
Close


Annual Conference
September 29–October 2
Register Now!

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.

Close

Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center


Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management

 

 

Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.

 

Close
EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas

 

 

Join These Programs If Your Focus Is

Close

Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.
 

 

Close

2014 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations


Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.