Not only is open source PaaS applicable to distance learning and MOOCs, but the same model works in the physical classroom too. Traditional students don’t need to go to a computer lab or install virtual machines on their laptops if they can simply create a PaaS database in seconds and immediately get to work.
I think this could be of real interest to our business, IT and computing colleagues. This looks like a fast and easy way to provide students with the experience of using and managing databases without the Uni having to have the hardware.
See on openshift.redhat.com