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Implementation of Cloud Computing in Saudi High Schools - Student Presentation


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Implementation of Cloud Computing in Saudi High Schools - Student Presentation

  1. 1. Cloud Computing in High School Abdul Aziz Supervised by Lyn Pemberton and Mithileysh Sathiyanarayanan Changing the Saudi Arabian Education Systems
  2. 2. CLOUD A model of computation and data storage based on “pay as you go” access to “unlimited” remote data center capabilities. A cloud infrastructure provides a framework to manage scalable, reliable, on-demand access to applications. Cloud services provide the “invisible” backend to many of our mobile applications.
  3. 3. “Cloud Computing refers to both the applications delivered as services over the Internet and the hardware and systems software in the datacenters that provide those services. The services themselves have long been referred to as Software as a Service (SaaS). The datacenter hardware and software is what we will call a Cloud. When a Cloud is made available in a pay-as- you-go manner to the general public, we call it a Public Cloud; the service being sold is Utility Computing. We use the term Private Cloud to refer to internal datacenters of a business or other organization, not made available to the general public. Thus, Cloud Computing is the sum of SaaS and Utility Computing, but does not include Private Clouds.” (pg. 1) CLOUD COMPUTING
  5. 5. NIST CLOUD DEFINITION “The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as a "pay-per-use model for enabling available, convenient and on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction."
  6. 6. DEFINING THE CLOUD 5 characteristics 1.On-demand self-service 2.Broad network access 3.Resource pooling 4.Rapid elasticity 5.Measured Service Definition based on the definition from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  7. 7. 4 deployment models 1.Public Cloud 2.Private Cloud 3.Community Cloud 4.Hybrid Cloud DEFINING THE CLOUD
  8. 8. 3 Service models 1.Software as a Service 2.Platform as a Service 3.Infrastructure as a Service DEFINING THE CLOUD
  10. 10. For Students and Teachers • Software as a Service – Google Docs
  11. 11. Details and Examples of Cloud
  12. 12. Research Questions • How Cloud Computing is Revolutionizing Education system and how it can have impact in Saudi Arabian high schools? • Whether cloud computing is viable for Saudi Arabian education system and what are the solutions for implementing in the Saudi Arabian high schools? • What are the factors that affect the adoption of cloud computing in Saudi Arabian high schools?
  13. 13. Aim of the Study The main aim of the study is to determine the adoption of cloud computing in Saudi Arabian high schools in teaching and learning from teachers’ perspective.
  14. 14. Objectives of the Study • Investigate which are the education institutions implemented cloud technologies for teaching and learning. How the empirical studies were carried out? • Investigate the critical factors for cloud computing technologies to be successful in teaching and learning. • Investigate the factors affecting the use cloud applications in the Saudi Arabian high schools. • Provide suggestions and recommendations for the adoption of cloud applications in schools for teaching and learning.
  15. 15. Tasks • To understand the background of Saudi Culture and their education. • To investigate on the factors affecting teachers for not using cloud applications in schools. • To examine various empirical studies carried out with respect to adoption of cloud computing in education. • To investigate the questionnaire models that suits the study. • To design the questions, plan the empirical study and to collect the results. • The analysis of the results to be carried and certain suggestions or recommendations to be proposed.
  16. 16. Figure: UTAUT Model from developed countries context (Venkatesh et al. 2003)
  17. 17. Figure: Research Model to understand the effect of attitude from developing countries context. In this study, Saudi Arabian context
  18. 18. Statistical Results The results are provided in the thesis. The raw data can be accessed from id=0B6suWOQKRkzXfkFQamFKWjFZ U0lHNjlHcHZnNnhTNjNjVUhFVS10e Hp2RXAwN0dESDBrTTA&authuser= 0
  19. 19. Recommendations • The schools must take initiative to improve infrastructure and resources needed for using cloud applications with a well-assisted IT help team. • Efforts to advance the adoption of cloud computing in higher education in Saudi Arabia should focus on improving attitude towards the use of the technologies for education and on ensuring that the facilitating conditions are addressed. • Social factors also play a role in influencing adoption. Hence, the motivation and supportiveness of lecturers and colleagues is important in promoting the adoption of cloud technologies.
  20. 20. Resources on the Cloud: Blogs • Planet Cloud – an aggregation of blogs talking solely about the cloud • Wisdom of the Clouds – James Urquhart, Market Manager for Cloud Computing and Virtualization, CISCO • Rational Survivability – Christopher Hoff, Director of Cloud and Virtualization Solutions, Data Center Solutions, CISCO • Amazon Web Services Blog – Official blog for Amazon Web Services • Windows Azure Blog – Official blog for Windows Azure • Elastic Vapor :: Life in the Cloud – Reuven Cohen, Founder and CTO Enomaly Inc. • All Things Distributed – Werner Vogels, CTO
  21. 21. Resources on the Cloud • NIST Definition of the Cloud – The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s definition of the cloud. • Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing – A paper on the potential benefits and uses of the cloud • Clouderati Twitter Lists – While Clouderati itself doesn’t tweet about the cloud, it does provide a number of lists of persons that tweet about the cloud. While many of these folks are in the business space, they provide a lot of information about the cloud. • EDUCAUSE Cloud Computing Resources – Resources from education on cloud computing, including publications, presentation, podcasts, etc. • Attend CloudCamp – CloudCamp is an unconference held throughout the world (and even virtually). It’s a great place to go, meet people who are also interested in the cloud, and learn a few new things.