The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom With the back-to-school season now upon us, parents, students and teachers everywhere are once again struggling with the perpetual challenge of making kids job-ready in a high-speed and fast-changing environment. There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that information technology plays a central role in all areas of life but sadly, access to this technology and the subsequent reaping of its benefits often stays out of reach, either due to lack of funding, lack of familiarity, or outright resistance. In a recent USA Today special feature, in which CloudTweaks played a central role , Dr.
TurnItIn: The Cloud Is Letting English Teachers Stay Ahead of Their Students Talk to any English teacher in any tech-focused high school in the U.S., and they will tell you that one of the essential components of their classroom is TurnItIn.com. Exactly what it sounds like, TurnItIn.com is a cloud computing-based site that lets teachers set up digital drop boxes for students to submit essays. But that’s just the beginning. Not only does TurnItIn automatically screen any student submitted essays for potential plagiarism and cribbed passages posted anywhere else on the web (from university sites and databases to news articles
Cloud College: Room Stills Smells Like Grapes In light of recent college graduates leaving the fake world of percentages labeled on their work letting you know just how hard you tried, compared to, “Do it again or your fired.” I am thinking stress levels maybe a bit high. I certainly remember after I graduated I would sleep under my bed with all text books because the bed was not a futon. I also bought a thousand scratch and sniff good job stickers too, and I put them on everything I did. My room still smells like grapes. Of course I
Effective Ways Cloud Computing Can Contribute To Education Success Cloud computing and education sounds ambiguous on the face of it. Naturally, it’s because, very few individuals, publishers and users alike come from the education sector. In most cases, cloud computing is only associated with businesses and how they can leverage their efficiencies. Just to introduce how the cloud deserves a place in our current education institution, it’s important to reiterate the education philosophy. Its essence is knowledge. It’s this knowledge which brings advancement, achievement and success. However, there are several things which make these parameters unattainable. In blunt language, this is failure. Small classrooms, lack
Education and Society: Why Both Need Technology Educational institutions are critical to the development of the society itself. As a matter of fact, to say that they are critical is an understatement: education is, after all, the backbone of progress of development. What does this mean? How can education be the backbone of progress itself? First of all, the societies are complicated networks. They are complicated because societies are lived in and are run by people who are unique. Basically, living in a society is trying to live in perfect harmony with others whose minds and hearts may or may
Cloud Computing and SaaS: Information Technology Evolving Information technology is very important in higher education. There are just many advantages of the IT that we cannot just ignore. For example, IT allows learners to actually explore the world in the safety of their classrooms. With IT facilities, the teacher can bring the world to the classroom and bring the classroom to the world. IT, as a matter of fact, is also supposed to mean less consumption on the part of the education institutions (Hignite et al., 2010). How is IT supposed to do this? Well, IT is largely capable of
Cloud Computing and SaaS in the Field of Education In 2008, it was revealed that the University of Washington (UoW) was reducing the number of its IT employees due to a $10 million loss that year. At first glance, the laying off of employees might seem dark and bleak, and it may even be seen as a sign of failure on the part of the university’s central management. But, the truth is, this really is a good thing. Why is this so? Basically, the major reason why the University of Washington has laid off nearly a hundred of its IT
Education: Why Cloud Computing? There are a lot of good reasons why schools, both in the lower and higher education sectors, should adopt cloud computing and embed such into their systems. In this article, we are going to talk about the different benefits, as well as some of the disadvantages and limitations of using cloud computing. However, it is but unwise and illogical to go on with the aforementioned subjects without understanding the meaning of the word ‘cloud computing.’ Briefly defined, cloud computing has a lot to do with the internet. In fact, the internet has been referred to as ‘cloud’