Cloud Computing although was intended for Business, gradually the Intellectuals associated with Higher Education and research, specially in Medical Higher Medical Research are thinking or implementing the power of Cloud Computing and Cloud storage.
How Cloud Computing can be helpful in Basic Education
With the terminology “Basic Education”, in this article we will define it up to Bachelors degree, up to this point, no research paper or thesis submission is required. We will discuss about Cloud Computing for Advanced students in the second sub header.
Simply, just imagine, a school of an economically deprived country if can invest (we are saying about the Juniors’ school, the term school varies too much from country to country, it is better to say we are talking about the schools where the students’ maximum age is < 17 yrs.) can buy the cheapest computers running Ubuntu or any flavour of Free Linux and can bear the cost of Internet connection and some free and paid Cloud Computing applications, the students can have the opportunity of learning through high end interactive softwares either for free or at a minimal cost. One example can be an interactive Mendeleev’s Periodic Table as an interactive app based on Cloud Computing platform like this.
Now think, if there are lot of high end Cloud Computing apps can provide an visual imprint on the student’s mind, how nice it will be.
Other than these, Cloud Computing can reduce the cost of buying softwares like MS Office for report generation.
Cloud Computing in higher education and Research Work
In various research works, the applications needs very high demand of Computing power. Cloud Computing can provide non-ever ending power to run these apps.
To summarize the role of Cloud Computing in Education and Research
- Cloud Computing can offer greater ubiquity of access to materials for the students and teachers
- Initial cost of purchasing hardware and software can be reduced through Cloud Computing
- Cloud Computing can reduces the cost and problems associated with purchase and update of softwares