Using cloud computing to mitigate rural e-learning sustainability and challenges
Odunaike, S. A.
Olugbara, Oludayo O.
Ojo, Sunday O.
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The Internet Technology is at forefront of transforming education and opportunities around the globe by allowing different kind of interaction and innovation among various educational institutes and students alike, all participating in the global online innovations. In particular, educators have realized that technology enhanced learning, offers flexible and powerful way of accomplishing wide range of opportunities that have been important and resourceful in schools, such as gaining access to universal information resources that relieve academic staff of their work load leaving time for professional development and time to improve on their studies and research output which have been so elusive for sometime now. Extending this novelty and gain to the rural settings raises lot of concerns and challenges that threaten its sustainability to its core implementation. Cloud computing brings wide ranges of computing power, innovations and shifts in paradigms of Information Technology. This paper will probe whether the promise of cloud computing could be employ to enhance or mitigate the challenges poised to e- learning implementation and sustainability in the rural setting using descriptive research approach. The paper will inform stakeholders of any gains or prospect of using cloud computing to downgrade the e-learning sustainability problems that have plagued the implementation of e-learning in the rural setting as unviable future instructional offering.
Odunaike, S.A.; Olugbara, O.O. and Ojo, S.O. 'Using Cloud Computing to Mitigate Rural E-Learning Sustainability and Challenges.' Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science. 1(2012).