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An Analysis upon Application and Approach of Cloud Based E-Learning System | Original Article

Mohammed Khaild Kaleem, Manaullah Abid Husain, Suneel Dubey, in International Journal of Information Technology and Management | IT & Management


Cloud computing based e-Learning provides continuous (anytime, anywhere and any device learning) and collaborative learning. Cloud computing in an academic environment such as university will be benefitted by every students, faculties, administrators and research scholars. Most of the universities infrastructures are underutilized and in some cases over utilization of resources occurs in order to balance the usage of the resources we need an elastic technology. In order to develop an e-Learning platform for postgraduate students of computer science and research scholars new methodologies should be taken into consideration for project, problem based learning and virtual computorium. This type of cloud based e-Learning provides new blended learning methodologies for education. In this paper, an academic cloud framework is proposed in order to provide a new era in e-Learning. E-Learning system, as a great product of modern information technology, is an important way to implement education modernization. Many e-Learning systems have been developed in recent years. Through the system teachers can involve in the E-Learning process of students directly. They can also obtain all the data of students-E-Learning through the database. The massive proliferation of affordable computers, Internet broadband connectivity and rich education content has created a global phenomenon in which information and communication technology (ICT) is being used to transform education. Therefore, there is a need to redesign the educational system to meet the needs better. The advent of computers with sophisticated software has made it possible to solve many complex problems very fast and at a lower cost. The use of monitoring system significantly improves the learning effect of those students with poor learning consciousness. Cloud computing is a highly scalable and cost-effective infrastructure for running Web applications. E-learning or e-Learning is one of such Web application has increasingly gained popularity in the recent years, as a comprehensive medium of global education system/training systems. The development of e-Learning Application within the cloud computing environment enables users to access diverse software applications, share data, collaborate more easily, and keep their data safely in the infrastructure. However, the growing demand of Cloud infrastructure has drastically increased the energy consumption of data centers, which has become a critical issue. High energy consumption not only translates to high operational cost, which reduces the profit margin of Cloud providers, but also leads to high carbon emissions which is not environmentally friendly. Hence, energy-efficient solutions are required to minimize the impact of Cloud-Oriented E-Learning on the environment. E-learning methods have drastically changed the educational environment and also reduced the use of papers and ultimately reduce the production of carbon footprint.