The Indian education sector is rapidly embracing digital technologies going on a Digital Transformation journey. The technological innovations have taken the Indian education sector by storm. It has a transformation journey of the Indian education sector from physical classrooms to virtual labs has been remarkable. Today the digital technologies have made it possible to reach out to maximum students with limited infrastructure and skilled professors.
The educational institutions and organizations have reaped the benefits of cloud computing with 60% of organizations storing their confidential data on the cloud.
Cloud computing has enhanced the education sector by drastically transforming it from student email and mission-critical business to distance learning platforms and ERP portals. In the recent decade, the learning institutions have fostered a unique culture of faculty, students and administrative staff collaboration within the geographically dispersed campus. With the education sector becoming more crucial in India, cloud computing is adopted to ease information sharing and learning process across the campus.
According to a survey, cloud computing in the education sector will grow to 26% by 2021.
Let’s see how the education sector is embracing Cloud Computing:
- Cost Saving:
The university-level textbooks and reference books are expensive. Surprisingly, textbooks have beaten the cost of all the other learning elements including tuition fees. The expenses discourage the students from buying them affecting their academics.
The technological era projects the cloud-based textbooks as a solution to this problem. Cloud computing offers the learning material to be easily accessible to students with lower income. This encourages them to download digital textbooks and study. In addition, the cloud-based system reduces the on-premise data storage cost eliminating the expenses associated with a server room, electric and maintenance. Also, cloud computing bridges the gap between educational needs and technological innovations reducing the infrastructure cost. Students can download the applications and get live updates on the syllabus and exams.