Tag Archives : Cloud Computing

Thinking Green with LMSs

Cloud computing won’t only carry positive effects for online courseware learners, LMS students, and internet users in general, but it offers vast potential for the environment and impoverished nations as well. If people are able to access all software services in the cloud, the necessity for the newest computer models will disappear–any old computer with […]

Cloud Concerns in LMS and Online Learning Community, Pt. 3

Everyone in the online education and LMS community read about Google’s agreement to censor search results on Google.cn, and Yahoo!’s cooperation with the Chinese government to track down political bloggers. Do LMS users really want to support the movement of entrusting these big companies with the world’s data? Bill Thompson poses: “What [about]…the companies that […]

Cloud Concerns in LMS and Online Learning Community, Pt. 2

In the online education and LMS community, the benefits of cloud computing may seem to outweigh the possible dangers. But even Wikipedia’s definition of cloud computing is provocative: “It’s a style of computing in which IT-related capabilities are provided ‘as a service’, allowing users to access technology-enabled services from the internet (‘in the cloud’) without […]

Cloud Concerns in LMS and Online Learning Community, Pt. 1

Having explored some major benefits of cloud computing for LMS users and students worldwide, there are also some real disadvantages and dangers to consider. Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, has said that cloud computing is simply a trap aimed at forcing more people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that will cost […]

A Richer LMS Experience 1

Google and other companies are pushing the notion that relying on one particular computer for any software, including courseware or LMS material, will someday be considered archaic. Companies like Google, which offers its open suite of programs as an alternative to costly ones like Microsoft Windows, claim that open source software is inevitable. And Google has […]

Cloud Benefits for School Learning Systems

Cloud computing is a revolutionary paradigm shift for learning systems. In a recent BBC article Bill Thompson writes that when giving a talk about technology, he likes to pull out his iPod Touch, wave it at a crowd and point out that “in the future” it will be a supercomputer with parallel processors and terabytes […]