SC17 Denver, CO

Teaching, Learning and Collaborating through Cloud Computing Online Classes

Workshop: Workshop on Education for High Performance Computing (EduHPC)

Abstract: Knowledge of parallel and distributed computing is important for students needing to address big data problems for jobs in either industry or academia; however, many college campuses do not offer courses in these areas due to curriculum limitations, insufficient faculty expertise, and instructional computing resources. Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide an opportunity to scale learning environments and help institutions advanced curriculum. In this paper, we discuss a Cloud Computing course offered at Indiana University and use it as a model for improving curriculum at institutions, which otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to parallel and distributed computing.

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