The Impact of Cloud Computing Resource in Tertiary Education

Abdullahi Idris, Abubakar Yusha’u, Isma’ila Mato

Keywords: Cloud computing, Cloud Resource, Tertiary education, Scalability, Networks


The cloud computing is becoming an adoptable technology for many organizations with its dynamic scalability and usage of virtualized resources as a service, through the internet. Cloud computing has a significant impact on the educational environment, it’s an excellent alternative for educational institutions which are especially under budget shortage in order to operate their information systems effectively without spending any more capital for the computers and network devices. Tertiary institutions take advantage of available cloud-based applications offered by the service providers and enable users to perform business and academic tasks. This paper will review the cloud computing infrastructure in the educational arena, especially in the tertiary institutions where the use of computers are more intensive and what can be done to increase the benefit of common applications for Academic staff, students, lecturers faculty staff, developers, researchers as well as governmental and private sector. The cloud is a combination of technological resources such as networks, servers and applications in a common tertiary educational series of services and storage to their specific needs. The objectives of this research were to synthesize the features, elements, develop models, and evaluate the models of cloud computing Resource Management in Tertiary Education.  The research findings were as follows: the models Resource Management in Tertiary Education by cloud computing technology comprised of 6 elements: Cloud Computing Technology, Curriculum, Center, Connectivity, Client and Consumer, which are called C6. It is a very popular technology in the present time to be used for administration in tertiary education of Nigerian tertiary institutions. It is the integration and sharing common resources of computer technology including software, hardware and database, the results evaluated by 3 experts showed that the model of cloud computing Resource Management in Tertiary Education system had appropriateness at a high level. Advance in technology offers new opportunities in enhancing teaching and learning. The new technologies enable individuals to personalize the environment in which they work or learn a range of tools to meet their interests and needs. Nature and educational potential of cloud computing in order to exploit the affordance of its impact in teaching and learning in a tertiary education context. It is evident that cloud computing has a significant place in the tertiary education landscape both as a ubiquitous computing tool and a powerful platform. Although, the adoption of cloud computing promises various benefits to an organization, a successful adoption of cloud computing in an organization, particularly in educational institutes requires an understanding of different dynamics and expertise in diverse domains. This paper aims at providing the impact and challenges of Cloud Computing in Tertiary Education