This chapter covers a broad range of cloud computing concepts, technologies, and challenges related to education. We will define educational applications as resources related to learning, encompassing stages of development from preschool through higher and continuing education. In the second section we describe the ways cloud technology is being adopted in education. We will cover the benefits and barriers of cloud adoption based on technology found in education. In the third section we describe cloud resources used in the direct instruction of students, front-office applications (user facing), and back office-applications (administrative). The final section will describe cloud computing in research.
Bumgardner, V. K., Victor Marek, and Doyle Friskney. “Educational Applications of the Cloud.” Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing (2016): 505-516.