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The continuously growing research programs in the IT landscape have had a positive impact on the education space. E-learning is one such contribution to the world of education. Despite offering several benefits like diversity, flexibility, measurement and more, many e-learning applications still require considerable investments in infrastructure systems whether they are commercial or simply open source. It certainly is challenging for educational institutions to implement e-learning. If an institution wants to use open source e-learning app, it would require higher costs to hire the staff needed to maintain and upgrade that e-learning app.
But today, cloud computing is changing the way applications are built and accessed. Aimed at running apps as services through the internet on a scalable infrastructure, cloud computing creates a very efficient sale mechanism which allows construction of an e-learning system to be entrusted to suppliers and offer new means for e-learning. This results in an e-learning app based on cloud computing infrastructure more feasible and also improving to a great extent, the efficiency of investment and enhancing the ability of engagement. Therefore, such a system developed into a virtuous circle helps achieve this win-win scenario for both suppliers and customers.
Alongside the benefits of low cost in the long run, improved performance, improved security, an education cloud can, in fact, serve as a pool of information for students to access when connected through their personal devices—mobile phones or PCs. It helps create the opportunity to drive the lessons from researchers and academicians as one since there is an availability of high quality computing eliminating the hassle of having to maintain large servers.