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Cloud adoption for e-learning: Survey and future challenges

  • Minhaj Ahmad KhanEmail author
  • Khaled Salah
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Abstract

The cloud computing platform has become prevalent today and is being utilized by many organizations in government, industry, and academia. For teaching and training, its virtual environment provides a cost-effective alternative to physical labs which may be rapidly configured to provide hands-on lab exercises, as well as to run scientific applications for e-learning. In this paper, we present a survey of cloud usage aimed at empowering students with practical skills in an educational environment. We present a taxonomy of cloud usage for e-learning, and also analyze existing major contributions relevant to cloud usage for e-learning. We also perform a comparative analysis of the frameworks and models found in the literature along with a comparative evaluation of the implementations carried out for e-learning. The future challenges and major issues being faced in adopting cloud technology for e-learning are also discussed along with recommendations for possible solutions.

Keywords

Interactive learning environments Teaching and learning strategies Distributed learning environments Cooperative and collaborative learning Intelligent tutoring systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBahauddin Zakariya UniversityMultanPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringKhalifa University of Science and TechnologyAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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