Cloud computing has always been on the demand for the enormous benefits in data storage and computing power. We use it every day but not fully understand how it makes education easier. The article will make it clearer.
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Benefits of cloud technology
Nowadays, as information becomes more and more important, many organizations give the top priority to the information system, including collecting, analyzing, processing and storage. There is no doubt that cloud computing plays an important role in an organization information system.
The cloud consists of many different applications, the most popular applications that we often used are email services (the only service now is Gmail as Yahoo!Mail was shut down) and online data storage (Dropbox, Box, Google Drive,..).
Adopting cloud computing in education
Education, of course, is not out of this trend. Taking advantages of cloud computing, educational institutions are able to simplify their admission and administration processes. It improves information flow between staffs, thus enhancing the total efficiency.
In addition, using cloud computing, organizations are able to reduce costs. There is no place that is more convenient to analyze, process and store information than cloud technology. The institutions do not need to spend too much money on installing software and hardware just for these information-related tasks.
Storing information in cloud computing is also time and effort-saving. Let me explain more. Since we upload our documents in cloud computing, we do not have to bring it all days. And we need them, just looking for it in cloud technology. It is much more convenient and easy.
Cloud computing with higher education
Applying this innovative system in higher education is something just so necessary. We all know that when entering the universities, we have to do many tasks ourselves. This is the process of looking for, collecting, analyzing information. Can you imagine if you have to print all the needed documents before information analysis? Obviously, without cloud computing, the workload would increase dramatically.
What is more, the connections, such as among faculties, students, education, communities, disciplines, would be facilitated greatly with the help of cloud technology. We just do not witness the situation that university’s staffs going around to gather and exchange information of their students. This reduces the pressure in data staffs and uses up of human resources.
Cloud supports teaching activities
Cloud computing allows teachers to get more connections with their students. For instance, before some difficult lessons, teachers can share some useful contents. Students then will have to read them carefully, making them understand the lessons more deeply.
Teachers, on the other hand, can get the exercises from their students through cloud computing. Cloud technology enables students to get their lessons outside of the universities, thus they do not miss any lessons even if there are unexpected situations and they cannot attend the lessons. Allowing students to bring their smartphones, laptops into lessons helps to reduce the financial burden on the school and it is also environmental friendly.
In conclusion, cloud computing brings huge benefits for everyone, especially for the education sector. If we can take advantages of cloud technology, everything would be much easier.