This article was originally published on October 21, 2011 by Catherine Groux for US News and World Report. See the original article here.
From online education to social networking, technology has greatly affected the way students learn. Still, some academic professionals feel that one cloud computing tools have largely been overlooked in higher education.
John Kuglin, a retired senior education consultant at the University of Montana, told Campus Technology that there are many cloud-based tools that can be useful in academia. Kuglin recently highlighted these products at the CT Forum 2011 in California.
One of the cloud-based tools Kuglin mentioned was SlideRocket. The education consultant told Campus Technology that this product allows students and professors to create presentations, whether they are online, offline or on their smart phones.
Recently, Pearson announced in a press release that students and faculty will have another option for cloud-based learning with its new beta version of OpenClass. This free cloud-based learning management system allows degree seekers and educators to communicate and collaborate.
“OpenClass has huge potential for higher education,” said Adrian Sannier, senior vice president of learning technologies at Pearson, in a statement. “OpenClass accelerates what technology will do for learning with a free, open and innovative platform that easily scales and lets students work via social media, with an intense focus on learning that elevates achievement.”
Learn more about OpenClass, Pearson’s new learning management system today!