A Conceptual System Architecture for Cloud-Based E-learning Systems for Higher Education in India

A Conceptual System Architecture for Cloud-Based E-learning Systems for Higher Education in India

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Abstract

E-learning is the new means which has the potential to support the traditional education system. E-learning is gaining popularity and is considered as a viable and efficient means of content delivery and student engagement for many courses in higher education institutions. Due to the affordability and availability of Internet-enabled computing devices and developments in ICT, every learner has the opportunity to improve her understanding and enhance her educational qualifications. In this paper, we propose a conceptual system architecture that can take advantage of Cloud-based computing facilities and provide online learning aids in the form of audio, video, animation, and simulation applications. We also discuss some of the factors that will have an impact of such an initiative with respect to higher education in India.

Index Terms

Cloud Computing, e-Learning, Higher Education, SaaS.

INTRODUCTION

The potential for educating masses by bringing quality education to their doorsteps as the ultimate enabler first became realizable with the advent of E-Learning techniques and tools. Despite enhanced reach beyond the traditional campuses, still E-Learning was not able to prove to be a game-changer as it was restricted by the physical delivery of the course material and relied on one-way communication without and feedback from the user. The widespread and growing use of the Internet by common masses and adoption of newer connectivity and communication devices like Internet-enabled mobile devices, have brought us to a point where E-Learning can be actually taken to the earlier untapped markets/users. Cloud-based solutions offer us a new and reliable platform where differences of technology can be bridged without compromising on the quality and keeping the solution affordable. The role that cloud-based e-learning solutions can play in transforming the higher education landscape of India and becoming a growth driver makes them more interesting than ever.

importance of cloud in the e-learning processes, especially for higher education in India. Section V contains the conceptual system architecture of a cloud-based e-learning system. Section VI contains the conclusion and future work. Finally, section VII contains references and bibliographical notes.

This paper’s structure is as follows: Section II discusses the limitation of the traditional e-learning approach being largely followed by many institutions in India. Section III touches upon the topic of cloud computing and the benefits it has to offer higher education. Section IV elaborates on the importance of cloud in the e-learning processes, especially for higher education in India. Section V contains the conceptual system architecture of a cloud-based e-learning system. Section VI contains the conclusion and future work. Finally, section VII contains references and bibliographical notes.

CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK

The above architecture is describing the benefits of e-learning over the traditional education system. The e-learning is very popular now a day and many IT organizations are using the services of cloud computing to more efficiently utilize the services on the internet. We are now developing this architecture for our institute. We are providing all the beneficial materials to the students which helps them to understand the topics very well. This also improves the interaction between the student and the teacher. Now a day the licensed software is very costlier to buy. So for that, we are providing the internet-based service to open or to share the file or any learning material remotely. In the future we are also trying to provide the concept of video conferencing, emailing, and chatting through which users can interact with each other and with teachers and enhanced their knowledge in a more efficient manner.

About KSRA

The Kavian Scientific Research Association (KSRA) is a non-profit research organization to provide research / educational services in December 2013. The members of the community had formed a virtual group on the Viber social network. The core of the Kavian Scientific Association was formed with these members as founders. These individuals, led by Professor Siavosh Kaviani, decided to launch a scientific / research association with an emphasis on education.

KSRA research association, as a non-profit research firm, is committed to providing research services in the field of knowledge. The main beneficiaries of this association are public or private knowledge-based companies, students, researchers, researchers, professors, universities, and industrial and semi-industrial centers around the world.

Our main services Based on Education for all Spectrum people in the world. We want to make an integration between researches and educations. We believe education is the main right of Human beings. So our services should be concentrated on inclusive education.

The KSRA team partners with local under-served communities around the world to improve the access to and quality of knowledge based on education, amplify and augment learning programs where they exist, and create new opportunities for e-learning where traditional education systems are lacking or non-existent.

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Mudit Khetan is a Research Scholar pursuing Ph. D. from Jagannath University, Jaipur, India. He has completed his MCA and M. Phil (CS) and has been working for the last 10 years as Assistant Professor in Jaipur National University.
Dr. Vinod Kr. Gupta is a senior research Supervisor associated with Jagannath University, Jaipur, India, and has been associated with the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur India in the capacity of Associate Professor.

Year

2013

Title

A Conceptual System Architecture for Cloud-Based E-learning Systems for Higher Education in India

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International Journal of Modern Communication Technologies & Research (IJMCTR) ISSN: 2321-0850, Volume-1, Issue-9, November 2013

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Nasim Gazerani was born in 1983 in Arak. She holds a Master's degree in Software Engineering from UM University of Malaysia.

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Professor Siavosh Kaviani was born in 1961 in Tehran. He had a professorship. He holds a Ph.D. in Software Engineering from the QL University of Software Development Methodology and an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Chelsea.