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Public and Private Clouds in Hands-on, Online Learning

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2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

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April 6, 2018

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April 6, 2018

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April 7, 2018

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Peng Li East Carolina University

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Adoption of cloud computing is a clear trend in online learning. What types of cloud platforms are available? What are the pros and the cons of different cloud options? We will discuss cloud options for hands-on education, based on our experience with multiple cloud platforms. There are different ways of implementing cloud computing. A public cloud is owned and operated by an external service provider. Computing resources are allocated on a pay-per-usage basis. A private cloud is owned and managed by local institutions. Computing resources are provisioned to internal users on demand. Private clouds are highly customizable and may be adjusted to better meet the needs of local users. However, setting up a private cloud requires expertise and resources. Access to public clouds can be set up quickly but users possess less control. In a diversified online learning environment, multiple cloud platforms may be necessary.

Li, P. (2018, April), Public and Private Clouds in Hands-on, Online Learning Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

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