Education: Three Ways Cloud Computing is Changing Institutions

By Education Technology Insights | Monday, December 16, 2019

Data Centrality is one of those benefits of any cloud-based solution that act as a paramount fit for the field of education. The entire prospectus can be migrated and distributed over the cloud from a unified data center. Any modifications in the existing academic curriculum will have to be made in one place, and they would be thus fully implemented.

FREMONT, CA: Cloud-based solutions are highly flexible and adaptable in their innate nature. The occurrence makes them suitable for a wide range of industries. Over the past few years, a significant revolution is seen in the education sector that has principally been driven by developments in the field of Information Technology (IT).

Additionally, cloud-based solutions have added a whole new length of versatility and competence in the learning process. Below are some of the major advantages and functionality that have been contributed by cloud-based solutions:-

Data Centrality

Data Centrality is one of those benefits of any cloud-based solution that act as a paramount fit for the field of education. The entire prospectus can be migrated and distributed over the cloud from a unified data center. Any modifications in the existing academic curriculum will have to be made in one place, and they would be thus fully implemented.

Security

If one sees education as a specific service, not all educational organizations proffer the same quality of education. The superiority of education heavily relies on two major factors, namely the syllabus and the teachers. Of these two factors, the curriculum of each institution can be considered as intellectual property.

Moreover, the curriculum’s security is of paramount significance. A cloud-based solution meets the syllabus at a single point, usually a data center of the Cloud Service Provider (CSP). From a data security standpoint, protecting a single repository of data is a much more viable option as compared to securing most endpoint devices where information is intermittently dispersed. If the entire course outline is migrated to a single location, safeguarding it becomes a much more manageable task.                    

Student Record

Similar to moving the curriculum, the entire student record can also be shifted over to the cloud. In this manner, the administration of the educational organization would have to update a single database of the student record. Furthermore, the database will be made accessible in real-time to all tiers of the institution.

The features of student records that are directly pertinent to pupils can be made available to learners over the same cloud-based infrastructure. Every student can be provided unique login credentials to access relevant educational information like test results, upcoming educational assignments, and fee status.

To further streamline the process, parents or guardians of the students can also be granted access to the learner’s progress over the cloud network. Likewise, parents can track the progress of their child in real-time and whenever suitable. The approach will significantly help students remain on the path with their educational activities.

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