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iLabX - the Virtual Internet Laboratory
iLab - Build your own Internet (since 2004), iLab2 - You set the Focus! (since 2010), and iLabX - The virtual Internet Laboratory (since 2018) are lab courses that I designed that run very successfully with more than 2000 participants at different German Universities.
What is it about?¶
"iLabX – the Virtual Internet Laboratory" is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that teaches people all over the world from spring 2019 on how the backbone of today’s Internet technically works. The course runs takes about six weeks. It runs on edX.
If you are at Technical University of Munich you have the chance to participate in the iLabX block course, running after each semester!
Among the many special things about this course are:
If you want to be informed about the course start, write us an email to ilabx AT ilabxp DOT com.
When will it start?¶
Why should I participate?¶
iLabX - The virtual Internet Laboratory is special because of many reasons including offering:
What are the topics?¶
The iLabX covers the fundamental technologies that drive today's Internet:
Here is our trailer sequence that starts each week:
The trailer introduces the iLab.owl and of course the iLabee ;-)
Interview with Vint Cerf on why the MOOC matters¶
At the occasion of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, I had the chance to interview Vint Cerf. Together with Bob Kahn, Vint designed the internet in the early 1970s. In the interview we talk about why understanding the basics of the Internet matters.
Concrete Details for the course run at TUM in summer 2018¶
The iLabX will be offered as a block course from 17.7.-31.8.2018.
The course has two parts: the first is an online part. In the online part you work on your own and have one month to complete the six challenges. You will practically explore the basics of how today's Internet works in a virtual laboratory.
In the second physical hands-on part we will meet at TUM for two week in August. In this on-site part you will solve four exercises in our physical laboratory.
Video of the info event in the GRNVS lecture on June 18, 2018
The video gives you info about the course. Please excuse the bad audio. We did not have a microphone for the laptop with us.
For the creation of the MOOC I built a great team consisting of: