Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy?
June 3rd, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna
Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy?” is the first of its kind and details how cloud computing can contribute to literacy in Canada. The opportunities cited in the report include:
- Powerful computing infrastructure and the ability to buy computing software, as needed, over the Internet.
- For educators and learners, cloud computing can help centralize and connect e-learning materials and literacy communities interspersed throughout the internet, and lead to the creation of a centralized online platform, enabling adult educators and learners to share and collaborate on resources, tools, forums and more.
- Literacy funders and organizations will be better able to design and operate e-learning software based on users’ online habits and performance.
In addition, the report suggests that, as we enter the “smart” age, where free Internet is becoming available in many public places, literacy organizations and researchers can collaborate on cloud computing services, creating synergy and great potential for service.