Written by Pete Morano on September 19, 2012
Categories: Blog Posts

Cloud computing, which is usually associated with businesses and leveraging efficiency, is now breaking into the education system. Cloud-based technology is providing more opportunities to students and faculty at lower costs, especially in higher education and university settings.

Solved classroom problems: Cloud computing is solving the problem of classroom overcrowding by permitting the use of online classes, creating virtual classrooms in which students can work from any place, at any time. Short-handed staff can use cloud platforms to eliminate the hassle of paper systems and easily manage resources and improve classroom content.

Increased collaboration: Students are encouraged to collaborate and work on assignments together as a team, which can promote greater discussion-based understanding. On cloud-hosted systems, faculty can more easily share quality resources to encourage in-depth learning.

Improved access to resources: Yearly budgets can be leveraged by spending less on new software, textbooks, and up-to-date learning materials due to the technology of cloud computing. Students can access valuable resources from anywhere in the world, which can improve the quality of their education.

Opportunity to sample technologies: School systems are able to test a variety of apps from different vendors to determine which ones are the best for their faculty and student needs.

Decreased IT Costs: IT departments will no longer need to devote time or energy to making sure software is updated and secure – the service provider will do that for them.

Want to know more about communication solutions for the classroom? Read more about how Momentum’s cloud services can be applied in an education setting.