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Pages: 5548-5555
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.1360

Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain

BWLEHRPOOL - A JOINTLY MANAGED AND FINANCED INTER-UNIVERSITY IT PROJECT

J. Bauer1, S. Rettberg1, S. Ritter2, C. Rößler1, D. von Suchodoletz1, J. Münchenberg2

1University of Freiburg (GERMANY)
2University of Offenburg (GERMANY)
bwLehrpool is a software suite and IT project grown out of a local initiative of the professorship in communication systems associated with the computer center of the University of Freiburg. It currently manifests an almost sustainable state-wide service offered for higher education and research institutions with aspirations of attracting a wider user base beyond the boundaries of Baden-Württemberg. It fills a niche for efficient management of large computer pool installations with flexible requirements without forcing out existing installations and concepts. Additionally, it responds to new requirements such as orchestrated reconfiguration of pools for larger e-assessments or system automation and monitoring. The project is a combination of existing software stacks including standard Linux distributions and hypervisors combined with custom developments which are made available as Open Source packages. The programmed tools and services cover a wide range of components from administration and pool configuration web interfaces to software packages used to streamline the stateless LAN booting client setup and manage the various virtualized lecture environments. The system focuses on the fat client concept by creating a flexible Virtual Desktop-like infrastructure offering a broad range of user-created software environments by separating and disentangling the tasks of administrators and lecturers traditionally associated with computer pool management. Development and support is mainly concentrated in Freiburg and Offenburg, but the financially-contributing user base forms a strong steering group and is regularly consulted for the direction of future development, components and concepts.
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title = {BWLEHRPOOL - A JOINTLY MANAGED AND FINANCED INTER-UNIVERSITY IT PROJECT},
series = {11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN19 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2019.1360},
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AU - J. Bauer AU - S. Rettberg AU - S. Ritter AU - C. Rößler AU - D. von Suchodoletz AU - J. Münchenberg
TI - BWLEHRPOOL - A JOINTLY MANAGED AND FINANCED INTER-UNIVERSITY IT PROJECT
SN - 978-84-09-12031-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2019.1360
PY - 2019
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JO - 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN19 Proceedings
SP - 5548
EP - 5555
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J. Bauer, S. Rettberg, S. Ritter, C. Rößler, D. von Suchodoletz, J. Münchenberg (2019) BWLEHRPOOL - A JOINTLY MANAGED AND FINANCED INTER-UNIVERSITY IT PROJECT, EDULEARN19 Proceedings, pp. 5548-5555.
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