Technology has invested our lives in a million different ways. In the past few years, we witnessed a major change in the world with the advancement of technology. Now we are using cloud computing in a large scale. Cloud computing holds its importance in almost every field. Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet.
Cloud computing is becoming an adoptable technology for many of the organizations with its dynamic scalability and usage of virtualized resources as a service through the Internet. It will likely have a significant impact on the educational environment in the future. Cloud computing is an excellent alternative for educational institutions which are especially under budget shortage in order to operate their information systems effectively without spending any more capital for the computers and network devices. Universities take advantage of available cloud-based applications offered by service providers and enable their own users/students to perform business and academic tasks. Cloud computing is having other effects as well, which have the potential to greatly change how education works, both in online courses and in traditional classrooms. With the help of cloud computing Lesson plans, labs, grades, notes, PowerPoint slides – just about anything digital that you use in teaching is easily uploaded and accessed anytime. Cloud computing is also provide better network security i.e. Your data, content, information, images – anything you store in the cloud usually requires authentication (ID and password, for example) – so it is not easily accessible by anyone. In addition, should something happen to the technology at school, your content will still be available to you and your students if it is stored elsewhere.
In these and other ways, cloud computing is not only reducing costs, but also creating an environment where all students can have access to high-quality education and resources. Whether you are an administrator, a teacher, a student, or the parent of a student, now is a great time to explore how cloud-based applications can benefit you, your children, and your institute. Cloud Computing will revolutionized Educational field and in future it will change the face of whole education sector. It is transforming teaching and learning, inside and outside the classroom. To help educators make sense of it all. Cloud computing opens up a world of new possibilities for students, especially those who are not served well by traditional education systems.
With best wishes
Dr. Ashok Kumar Gadiya
(Chief Editor, Technical Today)