Using AWS Cloud resources in Operating Systems undergraduate class during the pandemic: a case study

2020-06-26T06:47:27Z (GMT) by André Gradvohl
Pandemic brought new forms of remote education into the discussion. However, facilitating students' access to good computing infrastructure is not a widespread task. This paper presents a report on the use of computing resources in the AWS cloud by students in the Operating Systems class during the pandemic, from March to July 2020. The use of these computational resources was essential to consolidate some of the concepts covered in the course and, at the same time, to complement the students' knowledge about cloud computing. The results of this survey were very positive. Students said they learned more about the resources available in the cloud, the potential of cloud computing, and how to use it. Besides, they were able to create their remote infrastructure to carry out the work proposed in the Operating System class.