Internet broadband connectivity and rich educational content have created a global phenomenon in which information and communication technology (ICT) is being used to transform education. Therefore, there is a need to redesign the educational system to meet the needs better. The advent of computers with sophisticated software has made it possible to solve many complex problems very fast and at a lower cost. This paper introduces the characteristics of the current ELearning and then analyses the concept of cloud computing and describes the architecture of the cloud computing platform by combining the features of E-Learning. Cloud computing provides a low-cost solution to academic institutions for their browser-based applications can also be accessed through mobile devices in addition to being available to a variety of laptop and desktop computers, provided internet access is available. In this paper, we present a solution that is based on cloud computing and can be used for building a virtual environment both for teaching and learning
Cloud Computing, E-learning, Architecture, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
At present, most of the conventional education forms are becoming not being suitable for requirements of social progress and educational development and not being able to catch up with the changes of learning demand in time, thus computer networks have brought opportunities for it. One of the most promising paradigms for education is e-learning. Elearning is commonly referred to the intentional use of networked information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning. Some other terms are also used to describe this mode of teaching and learning including online learning, virtual learning, distributed learning, network, and web-based learning.
Cloud Computing is a new paradigm that provides an appropriate pool of computing resources with its dynamic scalability and usage of virtualized resources as a service through the Internet. The resources can be network servers, applications, platforms, infrastructure segments, and services. In integration of e-learning and network, the emphasis is placed on the building software and hardware platform of e-learning system, functional structure, network security management and training, information technology integration to teaching, campus network environment, online education, semantic web technologies-based multi-agent system. Cloud computing applications provide flexibility for educational universities, schools, and institutions. The cloud platform in institutions’ campuses provides an effective infrastructure and deployment model for their dynamic demands. The benefits of cloud computing can support education institutions to resolve some of the common challenges such as cost reduction, quick and effective communication, security, privacy, flexibility, and accessibility.
Cloud computing has recently emerged as a compelling paradigm for managing and delivering services over the internet. The rise of cloud computing is rapidly changing the landscape of Information technology and ultimately turning to the long-held promise of utility computing into a reality. Cloud computing can help communities and nations, can transform education. An entire world of knowledge can now be made available to teachers and students through cloud-based services From any device. By helping countries worldwide, lowering the cost and simplifying the delivery of educational services, cloud computing enables students across the globe to acquire the 21st-century skills and training they need to compete and succeed in the global information society.
The present economic situation will force different educational institutions and organizations to consider adopting a cloud solution. Universities have begun to adhere to this initiative and there are proofs that indicate a significant decrease in expenses due to the implementation of cloud solutions. The aim of our work was to identify an architecture that will be using Cloud Computing within higher education. Mainly, we have considered the benefits of cloud architecture. Future research will include a study regarding the attitude and strategy for migration to the proposed architecture based on clouds.
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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Prof. Poonam R.Maskare, Dept. of Computer Science and Engg., Amravati University, India, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Sarika R.Sulke, Dept. of Computer Science, Amravati University, India, email@example.com
Review Paper on E-learning Using Cloud Computing
International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing, Vol.3 Issue.5, May- 2014, pg. 1281-1287, ISSN 2320–088X
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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.