- February 2013
- Posted By JohnnyG
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Online Universities are popping up all over the web in larger and larger quantities! Getting an online education has become the preferred method of attending college for millions of people worldwide.
Well, the benefits are obvious: lower costs, study in your spare time, live at home…
What’s not to like? It’s no wonder so many people are making the choice to study online!
But what makes all of this possible? Just 10 years ago, online colleges were still a rarity in the world! Now, however, most colleges and universities have some sort of online/ distance learning program available.
So what changed?
Well, in short– cloud computing!
The internet has already been altering the way we connect with each other. In the mid-late 90′s the convergence of personal computers with the availability of internet service created a new paradigm in human interaction. All of sudden, you didn’t need to be in the physical proximity of another individual in order to instantaneously exchange documents– and that was a VERY big deal.
Cloud computing has taken this online interaction andcatapulted it into the stratosphere! Cloud computing allowspeople to upload materials off their computers, tablets or phones onto servers at an off-site location. From that location, the uploaded files are accessible from any place in the world, on any device that has an internet connection.
This is changing the world as we know it! It makes your email work. It makes social media possible. It allows you to watch shows on Hulu. Someday in the near future, it’ll allow your car to drive itself!
And of course, it’s what makes online education possible today! Cloud computing provides a platform for interaction with yourprofessors where you can complete assignments, coordinate presentations and watch recorded lectures.
The traditional school environment is having to adapt very quickly in light of this technology! In fact, some people think that brick and mortar universities will become a thing of the past, or at least far less common than they are today. Because, let’s face it– online education just makes sense. And thanks to the internet and cloud computing, top notch education is now accessible for all kinds of people from all walks of life!
It’s a historic time for education and for human beings!
Learn more about the benefits of cloud computing atwww.technologychronicle.com