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2 Cloud Computing for Education & Cloud Learning Minjuan Wang to BT Research Center (Abu Dhabi) Educational Technology San Diego State University Special Thanks to: Shelly Chen YiFeng Zhang Xinglong Zhao 1

3 Contents Key Features Cases & Samples 4 Overview & History Cloud Computing For Education 2

4 Cloud Computing What is Cloud Computing? How it works? and Why we use it? Cloud computing is location-independent computing, whereby shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand, as with the electricity grid. 3

5 History & Overview Cloud Computing Grid Computing Parallel Computing Distributed Computing Ubiquitous Computing Mobil phon e Web 2.0- enabled PCs, TVs, etc. Busines ses, from startups to enterpri ses PDAPDA 4

6 Key Features Reliability Multi-tenancy Agility Security Scalability Cost & Device Electronic Recycling Application Programming Interface 5

7 Cloud Education Cloud education is the new buzz concept in education and the business world. The heart of cloud computing is the flexibility it offers to create, share, save and collaborate from anywhere, at anytime and at any pace. Will cloud computing transform education and the business world? Many institutions have already embraced the concept of cloud computing to create flexible educational environments and business to harness global opportuities. 6

8 Cloud Education Distance Learning Electronic Learning Mobile Learning Ubiquitous Learning Infrastructure Cloud Platform & Database Cloud Application & Service Cloud Cloud Education 7

9 Deployment Models Public cloud Community cloud Hybrid cloud Private cloud TYPES: Cloud Computing for Education 8

10 Cloud Learning »A shared pool of learning courses, digital assets and resources are provided to learners and instructors, via computers and other devices on-demand, similar to a public utility - you can plug into it from anywhere 9

11 Characteristics Storage & Share The learning outcomes and resources can be stored in the Cloud, which provides approximately unlimited capacity. Documents can be common edited and shared on the Cloud. Most widespread are GoogleDocs, Live Skydrive and the Office Live. 10

12 Characteristics (2) Universal Accessibility In advantage of cloud computing, Learners just need access to the Internet instead of any books or materials. Cloud Learning also make cheap access terminal possible, because software, application and data is run in the Cloud servers. That will benefit the developing region greatly. 11

13 Characteristics (3) Collaborative Interaction Learners can cooperate anywhere in the Cloud. Specially, learners study, experiment, explore issues, complete tasks and offer & request assistance. Knowledge can be fully utilized through interaction. 12

14 Characteristics (4) Learner Centered Cloud Learning is people-oriented, which meets individual needs of learners. Learners in the Cloud select suitable resources and record individual learning outcomes and specific process. 13

15 Cloud learning service application-External application (1) Cloud-based unified content delivery platform Unified management in cloudy Portal websites Content examination Security services Cloud-based unified interactive family-school platform Unified communication, registration and storage Keeping Track of Student Homework Live video and audio Score delivery 14

16 Cloud learning service application-External application (2) Cloud-based lifelong learning platform Learning e-portfolio Educational resources integration Credit identification and bank Enterprise training 15

17 Cases & Samples IBM Amazon Google Microsoft Blue Cloud: 15 Nov 2007, IBM wants some of that Web 2.0 mojo. That is what is behind its announcement today of Blue Cloud, a set of cloud computing offerings that will be available to its corporate customers in the first quarter of EC2: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC2 allows users to rent virtual computers on which to run their own computer applications.computer applications App Engine: Offers users the ability to build and host web applications on Google's infrastructure. Windows Azure : The Windows Azure platform is a flexible cloud computing pleatform that lets you focus on solving business problems and addressing customer needs. 16

18 Google Cloud User Centric Data stored in the Cloud Data follows you & your devices Data accessible anywhere Data can be shared with others music preferences maps news contacts messages mailing lists photo s calendar phone numbers investments 17

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20 Watch a Video of Cloud Learning 19

21 20 Thank you for attending!


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