MOOC: Massive Open Online Course

MOOC: Massive Open Online Course

MOOC: Massive Open Online Course The advent of new information and communication technologies such as Web 2.0, Learning 2.0, cloud-based learning tools, open content and open source learning tools have transformed the world of education in an unprecedented way. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as an emerging method of education is considered as one of the most significant trends in higher education. The term MOOCs was first introduced in 2008 by two Canadian scholars, George…

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow Online Education is a very exciting topic for many as it opens up many new doors and opportunities. We’ve touched on areas such as Massive Open Online Sources (MOOC) which provides tremendous levels of cloud based interconnectivity. We’ve taken a look into higher education,  the increased demand for online courses as well as some of the potential detriments of online learning, collaboration and sharing in the classroom. Today, we’ve included an excellent infographic…

Cloud Infographic: Higher Education

Cloud Infographic: Higher Education

Cloud Infographic: Higher Education As the cloud continues to dominate the enterprise and public sector software market, colleges and post-secondary educational institutions have also started to make large use the technology. According to a 2013 report by CDW, 55% of higher education IT efficiency was attributed to cloud technology, and more than 80% of students are expected to take some sort of online cloud-based classes by the end of this year. Higher-ed institutions have benefitted…

The Future Of Universities – The Rising Demand For Online Courses

The Future Of Universities – The Rising Demand For Online Courses

The Rising Demand For Online Courses Online education has now become the talk of the town. With technology being rampant in various spheres of life, students flock towards the option of obtaining online education. The barriers to getting quality education seem to be diminishing as more and more universities including Ivy League institutions get on the band wagon to cope up with the rising demand. In fact, it is an expensive and the most flexible…

Cloud-Based Knowledge Management

Cloud-Based Knowledge Management

Cloud-Based Knowledge Management The success of organizations mainly depends on constant investment in learning and obtaining new knowledge that creates new businesses and improves existing performances. “The knowledge is considered as strategic company’s resource, the source of competitive advantage and business success in the 21st century.” Many people believe that success of the organization depends on well-disposed knowledge management system (KMS), which is responsible for enhancing internal and external knowledge in the organization, implementing and…

Education Paradigm Shift In The Cloud Computing Era

Education Paradigm Shift In The Cloud Computing Era

Education Paradigm Shift In The Cloud Computing Era Cloud computing has emerged as an innovative player in the industry with many organizations as well as individuals reap among numerous benefits that it offers. With its e-learning programs and online education in general, the education industry seems to be leading the way in adopting and making full usage of this technology. Cloud computing offers several key benefits such as low cost, flexibility, reliability, redundancy, and a…

Cloud Computing Based E-learning System

Cloud Computing Based E-learning System

Cloud Computing Based E-learning System Cloud computing is a new model for managing and delivering services over the internet. It consists of a series of hardware and software resources made available on the Internet. Users can access, process, share, and store information through the Internet anytime and anywhere from any digital device. Cloud computing is flexible, highly scalable and creates virtualized resources that users can access all these resources without any specialized knowledge about the…

Cloud Storage & Data Security

Cloud Storage & Data Security

Data Security Cloud computing has emerged as an innovative approach to provide computing services. It offers numerous advantages such as fast deployment, lower costs, pay for use, rapid elasticity, scalability, ubiquitous network access, and greater resiliency. One of the primary uses of cloud computing is for data storage. Cloud storage is a model of networked online storage and can store data on multiple third-party servers. Cloud storage is an evolution of traditional hosted storage technology (FTP, WebDAV, NFS/CIFS) that…

Basic Tips For Photographers On How To Protect Your Images Online

Basic Tips For Photographers On How To Protect Your Images Online

Basic Tips For Photographers On How To Protect Your Images Online  Participating in social media and taking advantage of the cloud computing and the web in general is a great way for photographers to gain exposure, make friends, get new creative ideas and promote their hobby or work. All this positivity is too good to be true and is tarnished by the dangers of online image theft. (Image Source: Shutterstock) This can happen at two…

How Cloud Computing Has Changed Education

How Cloud Computing Has Changed Education

How Cloud Computing Has Changed Education Backing up and storing your files and other content to the cloud, where they can be accessed anywhere at any time, has been a huge catalyst in the technology market as of late. Long gone are the worries of toting around fragile CD-ROMs or forgetting to bring your thumb drive with you. The cloud is not just sparking innovation at a personal and/or corporate level, as businesses everywhere are…