An Overview of E-Learning in Cloud Computing
E-Learning is the topic related to the virtualized distance learning by means of electronic communication mechanisms, specifically the Internet. They are based in the use of approaches with diverse functionality (e-mail, Web pages, forums, learning platforms, and so on) as a support of the process of teaching-learning. The Cloud Computing environment rises as a natural platform to provide support to e-Learning systems and also for the implementation of data mining techniques that allow to explore the enormous data bases generated from the former process to extract the inherent knowledge, since it can be dynamically adapted by providing a scalable system for changing necessities along time.
In this contribution, we give an overview of the current state of the structure of Cloud Computing for applications on e-learning. We provide details of the most common infrastructures that have been developed for such a system, and finally we present some examples of e-learning approaches for Cloud Computing that can be found in the specialized literature.
KeywordsCloud Computing Virtual Machine Customer Relationship Management Data Mining Technique Cloud Computing Environment
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