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ERIC Number: ED571617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Cloud Computing in Higher Education Sector for Sustainable Development
Duan, Yuchao
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS), Education Technologies (ICEduTECH), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (Melbourne, Australia, Dec 6-8, 2016)
Cloud computing is considered a new frontier in the field of computing, as this technology comprises three major entities namely: software, hardware and network. The collective nature of all these entities is known as the Cloud. This research aims to examine the impacts of various aspects namely: cloud computing, sustainability, performance management, government and other aspects in line to develop a new sustainable cloud computing model for the higher education sector in China. Currently, there are several obstacles facing the adoption of cloud computing in China, namely: lack of standards; insufficient educational data and disregard for environmental impacts. A mixed method approach will be employed in this research comprising at least 20 interviews to elicit the attitudes of the cloud users towards the initial model, based on the interviews feedback, the model will be optimized and an online survey will be conducted with a sample size of minimum 390 to examine the perceptions and attitudes of participants towards the new model. The main target participants will be students, academic staff and personnel working in IT departments in Chinese universities. [For full proceedings, see ED571459.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China