Go-All-Green: Adoption of Cloud Computing Technology for Teaching in Universities

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Abstract

In the last decade there has been tremendous technological development in the field of IT. Everyone wants to adopt IT as a daily usage of their business either in education, health, business or any area of society. Now the world is transforming from an industrial society to a knowledge-based society. Despite all the developments; IT left a very little impact on conception of learning and teaching. In this learning-space educators can supplement current teaching by augmenting classes with aspects of paperless environment and by use of cloud computing and Software as a service (SaaS). Cloud computing makes it possible for learners to interact, simulate, collaborate and do real world problem-solving. Learning will become more interactive – that is, learner-centered instead of teacher-centered. The purpose of this research would be to identify how various course management systems and collaborative tools that could be used as teaching innovation in universities. This research will also explore the challenges and advantages of integrating cloud computing into teaching and learning innovation that leads towards green environment (GoGreen). Go-All-Green would be achieved by adoption of cloud computing technology in teaching innovation at universities. Firstly, by going paperless, trees can be saved from destruction. Secondly, by going towards cloudcomputing technology, huge energy of data-center can be saved, which is creating environmental destruction, and ecological imbalance. This research is an important contribution towards innovative learning and teaching for the faculty who seeks the incorporation of cloud computing technology into the courses they teach. By adoption of cloud computing technology; going paperless as a first step and eventually have Green IT with access of documents from anywhere. Hence, the knowledge society which is made by adoption of cloud computing technology helps in making students active and independent learners. The paper will start by general introduction with an overview about cloud computing and its usage in education industry. Then, it will shed some light on creativity and innovation possibilities in educational process. Finally, the paper will close with a conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Enhanced Research in Science Technology & Engineering
Volume2
Issue number7
Early online date1 Jul 2013
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

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