Trends of Cloud Computing in Education

  • Yinghui Shi
  • Harrison Hao Yang
  • Zongkai Yang
  • Di Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8595)


As an emerging technology, cloud computing has been increasingly and widely used in the field of education. Based upon 132 research studies on education of cloud computing from the Education Resources Information Center database over the recent years, this study selected 42 high-frequency descriptors to conduct co-word analysis of cloud computing in education. The results show that cloud computing in education is mainly concentrated on five areas: conceptual and pedagogical aspects, educational applications, processing of information and resources, pros and cons of cloud computing in education, and database management system integrated with cloud-based services. In addition, it provides a detailed discussion of the impact of cloud computing in these five areas.


cloud computing educational technology focal themes co-word analysis web services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yinghui Shi
    • 1
  • Harrison Hao Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zongkai Yang
    • 1
  • Di Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Central China Normal UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.State University of New York at OswegoOswegoUSA

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