Student Experience - Issues of Wireless Access and Cloud Deployment in Higher Education

Vladlena Benson, Stephanie Morgan

Abstract

Universal move to wireless learning enabled through mobile apps has been evident over the last eighteen months in the higher education (HE) sector. Penetration rate of smart phones amongst students have reached a record high. Universities are investing in mobile applications enabling wireless access to current Learning Management Systems (LMS), while carefully considering benefits of the cloud for secure and flexible provision of LMS services. Capabilities of wireless devices present issues of access, presentation and compatibility of e-learning materials, while cloud infrastructure as a service raises concerns of security as data is hosted by third parties outside of the corporate firewalls. The research questions are presented for discussion through the lens of the student experience. A case of a successful move to mobile learning enablement and cloud deployment concludes the paper and opens a discussion on critical success factors in wireless e-learning operations.

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in Harvard Style

Benson V. and Morgan S. (2012). Student Experience - Issues of Wireless Access and Cloud Deployment in Higher Education . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-25-9, pages 399-402. DOI: 10.5220/0004124103990402


in Bibtex Style

@conference{winsys12,
author={Vladlena Benson and Stephanie Morgan},
title={Student Experience - Issues of Wireless Access and Cloud Deployment in Higher Education},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={399-402},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004124103990402},
isbn={978-989-8565-25-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2012)
TI - Student Experience - Issues of Wireless Access and Cloud Deployment in Higher Education
SN - 978-989-8565-25-9
AU - Benson V.
AU - Morgan S.
PY - 2012
SP - 399
EP - 402
DO - 10.5220/0004124103990402