We know the Cloud has been an excellent tool for businesses over the years, but it didn’t really take off for schools until the Covid 19 pandemic in 2020. While online schooling was a necessary evil during the pandemic, the availability of the Cloud in education has been extremely beneficial. Forbes even published this article showcasing the best online learning platforms, whether you’re a high school student or professional looking to learn new skills. Let’s take a look at all the ways you can utilize the Cloud for your education!
1. Use the Public Cloud to Collaborate with Classmates
With resources like Google Cloud and Drive, it is easier than ever for you or your child to work on group projects. Multiple people can work on the same document in real time, and upload it once it’s finished. Now, we don’t have to find time to meet to work together, and can instead get things done no matter where you are. This would not be possible without cloud computing!
2. Online Learning Flexibility
Did you or your child have to go online during the pandemic? You’re not alone—in 2020, 5.4 million college students (74%) took at least one class online. For some, it was a struggle. For others, it was the answer to a problem they didn’t even know they had. If online learning works best for you, you’re in luck! Many colleges and universities now offer classes that are either fully remote and online, or a hybrid. You can even take some classes on campus and some online, depending on your schedule. There are many schools that offer fully online degrees as well, such as SNHU. All of these options utilize public, private, or hybrid cloud computing.
3. Improve Disaster Recovery and Cut Costs
Are you an educator or work in the school system? If so, you may be interested in looking into moving infrastructure to the cloud, as Harry Doctor Jr. describes in this EdTech article. With school districts utilizing hybrid cloud services, they can save money and protect data from disasters such as storms. Think about all the information just one school contains, much less entire districts! It makes far more sense to have it secure and protected in the Cloud.
Ready to get started? Whether you’re an educator, a student, a parent, or work in IT, AiNET has got you covered for all your cloud computing needs.