You’ll increasingly hear the cloud being mentioned in relation to remote learning – and with good reason. Online education has the most value when it can be accessed from any location and device. By moving data and programs from local servers to the internet, the cloud facilitates this portability.
Along with unrivalled accessibility, the cloud offers superior data security. Student data is stored in secure facilities, and protected by strong passwords, data encryption and anti-malware systems. These features are key to attracting international students and managing their needs. For universities, cloud computing eliminates the needs to purchase specialised servers or software, while offering a solution that scales much more flexibly to students’ needs – saving both time and money.
The global market for virtual classroom technology is expected to surge from USD 9.3 billion in 2018 to USD 19.6 billion by 2023, according to a 2019 Research and Markets study. Cloud based classrooms will have the highest CAGR, reflecting the many compelling benefits of its deployment model – accessibility, security, quick deployment, customizability, automatic upgrading of course materials, and more.