ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

Modern technological improvements plays an important role in every facet of life. New softwares, applications, gadgets, electronic devices and programs are developed on a daily basis and sold into the market. These technological improvements are useful for everyone, makes us comfortable and they also help to make work easy. Technology is used in every field, it is fast developing and improving the educational sector too. Each technological improvement provides more useful benefit to teachers and students in every academic level.

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Advantage over their peers who have no practical knowledge of these gadgets and softwares. Technological improvements provides more academic opportunities to students and teachers. The cost of an existing technological tool becomes reduced to a minimal price when a new technological tool is introduced into the market, thereby making it more affordable to students and learners. Kids and pre-school children also benefit from technological advancements.

 

Many visual educational tools and video games have been designed to help little kids prepare for learning giving them a good academic beginning. Teachers can monitor and track student performances and academic progress from the students' database. Academic instructors can present instructions and informations using different technological channels in line with the curriculum and objectives of the class. Some technological tools can also be used to evaluate students learning process and enable teachers to make useful decisions on their students. Some people argue about the disadvantages of the impact of technology on children.

 

They disagree with the fact that some children makes use of calculators instead of counting numbers. But the impact of technology in education cannot be wavered because it acts as a tool and also as a catalyst that changes the educational system. Students are therefore advised to accept technology in order to benefit from its advantages and teachers should endeavor to apply technology to improve their teaching skills.

 

Cloud computing is simply the process of saving and collecting programs and informations over the internet.Cloud computing can be carried out anytime and anywhere if there is an internet connection.They also have to consider regulations and information protection rules peculiar to their business and industry.
There are three types of cloud computing; public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds.


A public cloud is majorly the internet. Many service providers utilizes the internet to develop softwares and storage applications on a general cloud for the general use.Public clouds are cheaper to use because the software and bandwidth cost are paid by the service provider.The public cloud may not be the perfect fit for organizations because it minimizes configuration, security and SLA specificity.Examples of public clouds are; Sun Cloud, Google AppEngine, IBM’s Blue Cloud etc.Private clouds may be expensive but it has the advantage of cloud design with adequate control of your own information center.

 

Internet

It makes use of internet connection rather than the usual use of computer's hard drive. The term 'cloud' is a simple metaphor for 'internet'.

Informations

Business organizations who desire to integrate the use of cloud computing must recognize the importance of their data, informations and applications.

Private Clouds

Private Clouds are privately owned data and information center. It has more flexible operation, monitoring, automation and scalability.

Network

An arrangement of network, server and hardware devices for storing data majorly used for cloud computing is referred to as a Private Cloud.

COMPUTING FOR BUSINESSES

Private clouds are basically used by large-scale enterprises with higher security and safe keeping of data within the cloud. Hybrid Clouds is a form of storage used by some companies such that they control and utilize an internal private cloud and also a public cloud when the need arises. Let us look at the benefits of private cloud for businesses; A private cloud render valuable services to a single business organization or company unlike a public cloud which renders cheaper services to several companies. The effective usage of cloud computing devices results in a cloud computing service that can be customized and storage devices that can be designed and redesigned at will. The ability to design and redesign server and storage devices in private cloud computing makes it more useful and valuable for businesses. This is because a valuable private cloud computing arrangement usually managed by an individual or by an external expert allows private selection of server, network providers and storage devices. This design can be used for about three to five years in which more memory and storage space can be added to it within this period.

BENEFITS OF PRIVATE CLOUD COMPUTING FOR BUSINESSES

Disk drives and CPUs might need periodic upgrade which may be difficult and costly because it usually demand replacing the complete server.Private cloud computing is the most preferred for businesses that requires dynamism, private control and monitoring of their data.

 

Private cloud computing devices are more secured than other forms of cloud computing. This is because the company's files and informations are better secured and monitored on their servers such that no other individual or company can access it.The servers used for private cloud computing can be located within the company, managed and controlled by I.T. staff. There is no need to worry about the security of company data if it is located within the company's environment. They can also be located within the center of a cloud service provider and the company accesses the information on a secured network.Private cloud computing services are more reliable than other forms of cloud computing as it offers advanced and better services for users accompanied by reliable service providers.

 

Companies and business organizations utilizing private cloud computing enjoy the benefit of flexibility to configure data, informations and applications on servers without the permission of the cloud service provider.The flexibility is of great importance but it can only be fully utilized with complicated and complex functioning abilities to specially redesign your server and enjoy the benefits of private cloud computing. It also requires a lot of attention and monitoring when redesigning the private cloud. A simple software can be built to monitor and control the cloud computing devices such as server, hardware storage and networks comparing them with the applied loads.

 

This software can be used to determine the workload on each server and show which server needs to be upgraded or uploaded. This enables the business organization to fully utilize their private cloud computing infrastructural design. Private cloud computing however, requires an appreciable amount of financial investments as private clouds are designed on infrastructure, privately owned servers and storage equipments.A perfectly designed private cloud computing system is less expensive than an ordinary network server when compared per server. Therefore, private cloud computing platform provides the benefits of reliability, flexibility and less expensive cost of designing.