ERIC Number: EJ1016698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Migrating Educational Data and Services to Cloud Computing: Exploring Benefits and Challenges
Lahiri, Minakshi; Moseley, James L.
Educational Technology, v53 n1 p20-30 Jan-Feb 2013
"Cloud computing" is currently the "buzzword" in the Information Technology field. Cloud computing facilitates convenient access to information and software resources as well as easy storage and sharing of files and data, without the end users being aware of the details of the computing technology behind the process. This article explores cloud technology as an emerging new computing trend for delivering educational services; it evaluates the benefits of using cloud computing in education; discusses concerns about the cloud; and attempts to discover whether cloud computing truly enables efficient management of resources, thereby improving efficiency of educational institutions. The article ends with a checklist of important considerations for educational organizations contemplating migrating their data and services to cloud providers.
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technology Planning, Information Technology, Information Management, Information Services, Information Transfer, Definitions, Human Factors Engineering, Barriers, Change Strategies, Technology Integration, Data, Educational Innovation, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology
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