Dave Powell from Elon University on the IBM Academic Skills Cloud
Dave Powell is a computer science professor at Elon University. He teaches the entire gamut of software programming (including enterprise programming, OOP, Java) and has found the IBM Academic Skills Cloud a unique offering for himself and his students.
He finds the environment particularly useful for the teaching of enterprise programming where students have access to the backend infrastructure they will encounter once they start work, which is available on-demand without the need for configuration.
He sees cloud computing as one area where the market is evolving rapidly and the academic sphere needs to ensure it provides students with the requisite skills.