VTE: THE VIRTUAL TRAINING ENVIRONMENT - Advanced Virtual Lab Authoring and Delivery

C. A. Cois, J. Beckwith, J. Wrubel, J. Herrman

Abstract

The Virtual Training Environment (VTE, https://www.vte.cert.org) is an online education and training system developed by the Immersive Learning Technologies group at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. VTE offers asynchronous, remote training in cyber-security, information technology, digital forensics, and other technical areas to over 30,000 users, primarily within the Department of Defense (DoD) and various branches of the United States Federal Civilian Agencies. A key aspect of the comprehensive training suite offered by VTE is an on-demand virtual lab system, featuring automated delivery of complex virtual lab environments to users through a standard web browser, with no additional client-side software installation required. VTE is able to deliver training environments 24 hours a day to users in remote locations, operating within various levels of network security. In addition to a virtual lab system that is uniformly accessible to student users, VTE provides a virtual lab authoring system with the same ease of use, delivering powerful virtual lab development tools through an accessible interface to domain experts and educators, eliminating the need for expertise in proprietary virtualization technologies. This paper will present the design and function of the VTE virtual lab system, including both student and lab author user experience descriptions.

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A. Cois C., Beckwith J., Wrubel J. and Herrman J. (2010). VTE: THE VIRTUAL TRAINING ENVIRONMENT - Advanced Virtual Lab Authoring and Delivery . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 208-214. DOI: 10.5220/0002779102080214


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@conference{csedu10,
author={C. A. Cois and J. Beckwith and J. Wrubel and J. Herrman},
title={VTE: THE VIRTUAL TRAINING ENVIRONMENT - Advanced Virtual Lab Authoring and Delivery},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={208-214},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002779102080214},
isbn={978-989-674-023-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - VTE: THE VIRTUAL TRAINING ENVIRONMENT - Advanced Virtual Lab Authoring and Delivery
SN - 978-989-674-023-8
AU - A. Cois C.
AU - Beckwith J.
AU - Wrubel J.
AU - Herrman J.
PY - 2010
SP - 208
EP - 214
DO - 10.5220/0002779102080214