Usability of Cloud Computing to Improve Higher Education

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Bayan Hashr Alamri 1,* M. Rizwan Jameel Qureshi 1

1. Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 9 Oct. 2014 / Revised: 11 Mar. 2015 / Accepted: 4 May 2015 / Published: 8 Aug. 2015

Index Terms

Cloud Computing, Paradigm, Technology, higher education


Cloud computing as a new paradigm has grown from a promising idea to one of the fastest research and development paradigm in education sector. It is a hot research area that applies in all sectors where we require high performance and fast access to resources and services. Cloud computing usability in education is wide-ranging, as acknowledged by many educational institutions around the world. This paper attempts to address the need for utilizing cloud computing in higher education in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all the disciplines to raise its level and solve the obstacles that faced the learning process. In addition, cloud computing facilitates educators and students to be more experienced in cloud computing and it prepares them to get benefits of usefulness to become more motivated and effective. Survey is used as a research design to validate the proposed solution. The results show that the proposal to improve higher education is highly supported by the professionals working in the industry and academia.

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Bayan Hashr Alamri, M. Rizwan Jameel Qureshi, "Usability of Cloud Computing to Improve Higher Education", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.7, no.9, pp.59-65, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2015.09.09


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