In a recent article published in HPC Asia , it has been contemplated that cloud computing has the potential to wipe out schools by 2025! That is indeed a big statement to make, considering that education format has seen very little change across the history of mankind. Education has mostly been teacher led and education businesses survive by disseminating education in a one – to – many- system at a defined place and time.
We all know that cloud computing has clear benefits. It allows organisations including educational institutions to cut cost by shifting IT infrastructure from on premise to cloud, save on the cost of upgrades and manpower training/recruitment, increases accessibility of information and enabling collaboration and on-demand consumption along with customised dissemination of information.
The future of education is dependent upon all the above attributes (which are also direct benefits from cloud based eco-system). And hence it is also clear that gadgets or devices like are not the game changers.
The gadgets will keep evolving, but they themselves cannot change or disrupt education. The future of education lies in the following 5 important aspects:
Let’s understand the impact and importance of each of the above:
Cloud may or may not wipe out schools in future, but it is surely going to make a very efficient and integrated education system that imbibes the above traits. The future of education looks very exciting indeed
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