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IJEEEE 2015 Vol.5(3): 144-152 ISSN: 2010-3654
doi: 10.17706/ijeeee.2015.5.3.144-152

Cloud Computing Based e-Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

Akilu Rilwan Muhammad, Salisu Mamman Abdulrahman
Abstract—With the significant advances in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), teaching and learning styles are changing fast and learning environments are greatly been influenced and transformed. E-learning is one such innovation and relates to the use of electronic mechanisms to support learning process, which is growing in popularity and becoming a powerful trend for the immense benefits it offers to learning environments. However, deploying and managing e-learning systems require huge investments in IT and many educational institutions cannot afford the cost. Cloud computing, a recent shift in computing paradigm which is envisioned to be the next generation architecture of IT industry, promotes the delivery of powerful computing resources as a service. We give an overview of the concepts and structure of cloud computing and its potential value as a platform for e-learning. Despite being in their early stages of development, we nonetheless argue their confluence will provide access to and enabling environment for delivery of effective and quality knowledge.

Index Terms—Cloud based e-learning, cloud computing, cloud service, educational institutions, virtual learning environment.

Akilu Rilwan Muhammad is with the Department of Computer Science, Federal University Dutse, Dutse, Nigeria.
Salisu Mamman Abdulrahman is with the Department of Computer Science, Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, Kano, Nigeria.

Cite: Akilu Rilwan Muhammad, Salisu Mamman Abdulrahman, " Cloud Computing Based e-Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 5, no. 3, pp.144-152, 2015.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Frequency: Quarterly (Since 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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