Adding micro labs to aid professional development in information technology class curriculum

Academic Article


  • Students in Computer Information Systems are exposed to a set of technologies early in their development. However, focus on higher level topics cause them not to apply many of these skills consistently enough to be adequately prepared for the work force. One such skill set often overlooked is versatility in operating system use. Depending on departmental preferences and student personal experience, extensive exposure to build a solid foundation in modern operating systems can be lacking, which is especially troubling for Information Technology professionals who are confronted with various platforms in the workplace. Using micro labs interspersed through normal class curriculum will aim to increase exposure to achieve a level of familiarity with operating systems. We specifically focus on giving students weekly hands on experience with Linux in a Windows centric environment.
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    Publication Date

  • June 1, 2012
  • Start Page

  • 166
  • End Page

  • 172
  • Volume

  • 27
  • Issue

  • 6