TechTutor 2 – Cloud Computing for Education

The Internet is rapidly improving the ability to communicate and collaborate with others. It has tremendously allowed content to grow growing at an exponential rate, available to a broad audience, and anyone can contribute. It also made a huge growth in low-cost and free technology for social interaction, publishing, collaborating, editing, content creation, computing, etc. And because of these developments, internet technology is benefitting a lot of students in their learning stage.

Cloud computing, in a nutshell, is a way to provide computer applications to users without the need for those users to purchase, install, or support software on their local computers and/or servers. Cloud computing provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), meaning not only is the software hosted on a remote computer, but data are stored remotely too.

The benefits of cloud computing are largely financial. The organization pays according to how much and how often they need services. Software and storage are hosted and supported on the servers of the cloud computing provider, so, educational institutions don’t buy software only one person uses, invest in technologies that are quickly outdated, or spend hours and hours on technical support. Cloud computing also offers a wider range of software than would be practical to purchase individually.

So the next question is – Is Cloud Computing a Credible Solution for Education?

This is the question Mr. Jerry Liao will unravel in his annual seminar entitled “TechTutor 2” on September 28 and 29 at the SM Megatrade Hall 3. Topics like the education widgets, the transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, Education in the cloud, threats of the web and a lot more will be discussed during the event. Mr. Jerry Liao will be joined by Mr. Ruben Canlas and Mr. Art Samaniego.

“It’s going to be fun and very informative. Educators, Parents and Learners will be treated to an information packed seminar plus they will also get the chance to win prizes like notebook computers, printers, MP3 players, wireless keyboard and mouse, mobile phones and a lot more” said Liao.

“Cloud computing provides three advantages to an educational institution: Cost – cloud computing can provide schools the much needed education technology at the most affordable price. It also provides Flexibility – cloud computing is fully scalable. Cloud computing allows you to dynamically scale as demands fluctuate or increase. And lastly, it provides Accessibility – Cloud computing help make data and services publicly available without jeopardizing sensitive information. ” added Liao.

The latest products and solutions will be showcased by companies like Acer, Blackberry, Canon, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Powermac. Suzuki, RedFox, WSI. Other partners include Apple, ASI, Asiantech, Belkin, BenQ, Lacie, LG, NEO, PC Gilmore, Philips Go Gear, STI, Suzuki, Viewsonic, and Western Digital will also show their wares during the event.

Education Managers/Directors, Technology specialists, Teachers, Academic Advisors, Education researchers, ICT experts, IT Managers and parents are all encourage to attend this once a year seminar by Jerry Liao. Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and SM Cinemas. For more information, visit http://www.infochat.com.ph/powertips.

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