The days of textbooks, outdated learning material, and expensive hardware could be coming to an end for educational institutions. Even now, almost 90% of organisations are utilising cloud-based applications. We've seen an increase in accessibility, collaboration, flexibility, and a reduction in infrastructure and IT costs. Within education, there are even more specific effects of this move to cloud technology.
Ways Cloud Technology is Revolutionising Education
I remember a day in High School when my schoolmate next to me received her textbook for the term and discovered that it was the same textbook her Grandmother had when she was in High School. The textbook was old and worn, had been written in by past students, the maps were no longer accurate, and the jargon was not politically correct.
With cloud technology, the data is constantly being updated, so it is always accurate. You also don't have to worry about the aspects of wear and tear, because it is all digital. If education is to continue improving and staying above the curve, cloud technology is the way to go.
With cloud technology, there is no worrying about the expenses of hardware. Cloud-based applications can be utilised online and are compatible with computers as well as most mobile devices. Many schools are investing in iPads or Tablets that the students can borrow for classes or bring home to use for homework. Although this method is not necessary if you have invested in cloud technology, many schools are vouching for this approach to education.
A Diverse Reach
Before cloud technology developed, options for adult students, in particular, were very limited. For some, a traditional school environment just isn't an option. Cloud computing opens up a world of incredible possibilities for these students that they never had before.
Are you exploring cloud-based options for your educational institution? Contact us and we can discuss the best solution for your needs.