Seeding Clouds in the Dubai: How Virtual Platforms Can Provide Accessible Open Education
Bryn Holmes, Nawfal Mehdi, American University in the Emirates, Canada
Global Learn, in Online, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Education is vital to any nation’s growth and there is increasing pressure on the world’s educational systems to prepare students to succeed in an increasingly diverse and complex global economy. Every country is thus under pressure to raise the proportion of school attendees especially college graduates and to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to benefit from education. As the need to enhance educational opportunities grows across the globe low-cost solutions are needed to ensure those who wish to learn do not get left behind. New ways to deliver education are vital. Via the use of cloud computing, an initiative we are exploring at the American University of the Emirates, we propose an innovative approach to the delivery of a learning environment that will enhance open education initiatives and in the future may pave the way to many more children ‘attending’ school.
Holmes, B. & Mehdi, N. (2012). Seeding Clouds in the Dubai: How Virtual Platforms Can Provide Accessible Open Education. In Proceedings of Global Learn 2012: Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 1-7). Online,: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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