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Cloud Computing in Higher Education in Jordan

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Author(s): Samah A. Massadeh | Muhammad A. Mesleh

Journal: World of Computer Science and Information Technology Journal
ISSN 2221-0741

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 38;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Cloud Computing | Higher Education | Jordan | Cloud Computing Services | Cloud Computing Challenges.

ABSTRACT
With the high budget cuts in higher education in Jordanian universities and with the growing demand for information technology (IT) services Jordanian Universities should consider adopting cloud computing strategies to meet with this growing demand on different IT services and the budget cuts, Cloud computing could offer good business models for Jordanian universities since these universities often do not have enough resources and knowledge to manage the necessary information technology (IT) support for educational, research and development activities that must be provided in a higher education environment, while cloud computing aims to eliminate these complexities from the user.This paper describes the importance and the challenges facing higher education in Jordan, introduction to cloud computing technologies, services and deployment models, reasons for the rise of cloud computing in higher education as a possible solution for the challenges facing higher education in Jordan, a proposed model for universities using Cloud computing technology in Jordan and the possible challenges that could face the proposed model.
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