Cloud People announces the latest release of Virtual LabsTM, their next generation IT practice labs platform for TAFE, University, and IT learning organisations.

Cloud People’s Virtual LabsTM platform provides TAFEs and Universities with a fast, easy and secure method to create full-featured IT practice labs in the cloud. With the Cloud People platform, organisations can increase student engagement and completion rates, while reducing the total cost of ownership. By using Virtual LabsTM, students gain unparalleled hands-on access to virtual environments from anywhere.

“This latest release of Virtual Labs has a very strong focus on analytics.” said Jason Kinsella, Director at Cloud People “One of key messages we received from visitors to our stand at the EduTech conference this year, was that they all struggled to get access to accurate detailed student activity information.” He continued to say “As education moves from classrooms to online environments, student engagement and completion rate significantly decrease. These dropout rates can be as high as 80%. This latest version of Virtual Labs captures all student activity on a minute-by-minute basis and provides both online dashboard reporting and scheduled engagement triggers that are completely customisable. By exposing these granular student metrics to course administrators we have already seen significant increases in student engagement and retention rates. Virtual Labs has always been very strong in providing students with an excellent experience, and now with the introduction of analytics on the platform, the course administrator experience is also greatly enhanced.”

Benefits of the Cloud People Virtual LabsTM include:

  • All aspects of the platform are fully managed to ensure each student has a secure and predictable experience. This allows educators to focus on teaching, and not the management of the underlying technology.
  • Virtual LabsTM can be scaled to match teaching needs and student numbers. Learning organisations need never be restricted by physical lab environments again. Everything is done on-demand, in the cloud.
  • Security risks are eliminated by removing the need to grant access to an organisations internal infrastructure from untrusted traffic sources. Every student environment is fully isolated and secure.
  • Significant cost savings can be realised compared to physical infrastructure deployments by only paying for consumed resources.

For more information, please visit www.virtuallabs.com.au

 About Cloud People

Cloud People has revolutionised how Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) deliver IT courses to their students. This Australian cloud provider established in 2010 provides a fast, easy and secure method to create full-featured virtual lab environments in the cloud. With Cloud People’s Virtual LabsTM platform, organisations can increase student engagement and completion rates, while reducing the total cost of ownership.

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About Virtual LabsTM

Virtual LabsTM is a cloud based IT learning platform. By using Virtual LabsTM, students gain unparalleled hands-on access to real equipment found in any work place, paired with step-by-step course guides and delivered via a web browser.

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For more information, please contact:

Jason Kinsella

Tel: +61 421 733 465

jason(at)cloudpeople(dot)com(dot)au