Cloud Computing for Education and Learning: Education and Learning as a Service (ELaaS)

Cloud computing, despite its hype, is being widely deployed, with its dynamic scalability and usage of virtualized resources, in many organizations for several applications. It is envisioned that, in the near future, cloud computing will have a significant impact on the educational and learning environment, enabling their own users (i.e., learners, instructors, and administrators) to perform their tasks effectively with less cost by utilizing the available cloud-based applications offered by the cloud service providers. This paper discusses the use of cloud computing in the educational and learning arena, to be called "Education and Learning as a Service" (ELaaS), emphasizing its possible benefits and offerings.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Topic: Cloud Date Added: Sep 2011 Format: PDF

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