Cloud Computing Education

Cloud Computing Is Redefining Micro-Learning In Five Revolutionary Ways

Cloud Computing Is Redefining Micro-Learning

One of the great aspects of cloud computing is that it is quantifiable. It takes a challenge and accounts for it in hard figures. If it is software, one rents it and pays for the time he or she spends on it. If it is education, particularly, students come to know the time they spend in a remote learning environment will come back to them in the form of a certificate or degree. There are different ways in which the ubiquity and easy accessibility of otherwise expensive resources and data has affected micro-learning. Here are five such ways, beginning with the most quantifiable revolution.

Expanding the scope of class

One intriguing remark from a professor appeared online, recently, to the effect that he now reaches a hundred thousand learners in a single session, via the Internet, whereas it would take him two and a half lifetimes (each lifetime a 100 years) to teach such a multitude in his typical four hundred-strong physical lecture hall. This shows that with just a few resources that micro-learning places one’s way, it would be easy to extend boundaries and meet new challenges. It only requires a computer with a video teleconferencing icon, a few saving programs and back up, to appear on some remote student’s desktop in a later podcast, if not live.

Virtualization

When it comes to integrating everything that education can have with Internet resources, one gets the end result: virtualization. Every arm of learning, be it science, humanities or IT gets cognizant with the web. This is why learners who, for one reason or another, cannot make it to a lecture can follow the notes of the day on their virtual platforms. It is this trend that is making the world a global village where one need not have a lot of money to attend Harvard or Cambridge. Rather, it is the interactive nature brought about by web connectivity that is required to bridge the gap between campus-based and e-learning models.

Failures, drop outs and the unqualified can now get fresh grades

Before the advent of economical resources like hardware and programs for learning, if one dropped out of college or high school, the decision marked the culmination of his/her school pursuits. The drop out would go on to wallow in the mire of frustration in a world that demands plain certificates to get white collar jobs. Now, micro-learning, with its minimalist hardware and software requirements has changed all that. One can get that elusive degree or a certificate courtesy of remote cloud education. In fact such academic certification could easily be stronger than that of a typical book worm, because all kinds of libraries are free online and in the right formats.

The digital revolution of referencing

One of the major breakthroughs of cloud in the education sector is that it has made history an everyday occurrence. If one wants to know what Ptolemy or Alexander the Great actually did in their days, they need not rummage libraries from one end of town to the other. Chances are that they would get nowhere near to the truth. However, the Internet is a free-for-all cloud that brings even rare manuscripts for research and referencing. Of course there are logging details that may cost a fee, but that may change as many digital files go to the public domain for everybody to view uncharged.

Micro-learning- the core of collaboration

The great aspect of micro-learning in cloud education is that it uses odds and ends of technology that meet somewhere with other technologies and synchronize. This unity leads to the sharing of resources and creating mutual initiatives where the users can learn from each other. They no longer have to rely solely on teachers to elaborate a point. They evolve concrete meanings of concepts from their virtual collaboration. Specific examples include research projects between students across the oceans, sharing on educational material on the social networks and doing a sketch, simultaneously, through tablet technology.

Those are some of the leaps that cloud computing through micro-learning has introduced into the sector. The above is just a drop in the ocean of what is to come in the better years of this tender century. There are education apps to explore as there is a new crop of graduates who will have never seen a classroom in their entire academic careers, to exploit.

By John Omwamba

 

 

 

John

John posses over five years experience in professional writing; with special interests in business, technology and general media. Driven by passion and ‘glowing’ enthusiasm, he has covered topics cutting across diverse industries with key target audiences including corporates, marketing executives, researchers and global business leaders. John currently freelances for CloudTweaks as a frequent writer.

CONTRIBUTORS

Two 2017 Trends From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Two 2017 Trends From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Reaching For The Stars People who know me know that I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I recently had the ...
Here’s everything you need to know about serverless architectures

Here’s everything you need to know about serverless architectures

Serverless Architectures Serverless is an increasingly popular approach to software development that is growing extremely fast in companies of all ...
Are CEO’s Missing Out On Big Data’s Big Picture?

Are CEO’s Missing Out On Big Data’s Big Picture?

Big Data’s Big Picture Big data allows marketing and production strategists to see where their efforts are succeeding and where ...
How Strategy – Not Technology – Is The Real Driver For Digital Transformation

How Strategy – Not Technology – Is The Real Driver For Digital Transformation

The Real Driver For Digital Transformation Business owners and executives today know the power of social media, mobile technology, cloud ...
The latest Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic shows that, yet again, the marketing technology

Martech Solutions Expand Despite Poor Implementations

Martech Strategies In partnership with Oracle, Digital Doughnut released their Transforming Marketing Technology report which insists that businesses need to ...
Through the Looking Glass: 2017 Tech and Security Industry Predictions

Through the Looking Glass: 2017 Tech and Security Industry Predictions

2017 Tech and Security Industry Predictions As we close out 2016, which didn’t start off very well for tech IPOs, ...
Big Data Gives Insight to Consumer Trends

Big Data Is a Competitive Advantage in Any Industry

Big Data Competitive Advantage The various ways major companies — and even entire industries — have begun utilizing methods to ...
Evolving the enterprise network architecture in the era of hybrid cloud

Evolving the enterprise network architecture in the era of hybrid cloud

Enterprise Network Architecture The use of cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications has been a key element in helping companies improve ...

NEWS

Rackspace Announces Completion of Datapipe Acquisition

Rackspace Announces Completion of Datapipe Acquisition

Strengthens Commitment to Become the Global Leader in IT as a Service SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - November 16, 2017) - Rackspace® ...
Tesla Set Unveil a Prototype Electric Big-rig Truck

Tesla Set Unveil a Prototype Electric Big-rig Truck

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Thursday will unveil a prototype electric big-rig truck, which may be able ...
Cloud Security Alliance Issues New Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance

Cloud Security Alliance Issues New Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices ...

SPONSORS

Scale your Windows Azure application

Help Your Business Improve Security By Choosing The Right Cloud Provider

Choosing The Right Cloud Provider Security issues have always been a key aspect of business planning; failure to properly protect ...
Has Cybersecurity Become Too Reactive in this Day and Age?

Has Cybersecurity Become Too Reactive in this Day and Age?

Cybersecurity Too Reactive? Cybersecurity today has become far too reactive. The constant innovation of hackers has meant that defenses are ...
AT&T Pinpoints 4 Key Elements To Achieving Security With The Internet of Things

AT&T Pinpoints 4 Key Elements To Achieving Security With The Internet of Things

Internet of Things Security The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly becoming a part of many of our business processes, ...