CIOs: OER will storm campuses in next 5 years, “high cloud” just isn’t happening

Laura Ascione, eCampus News, Nov 10, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The trends reported here are the result of the Campus Computing project, an ongoing research initiative (flip through the slide show on their page). The term 'high cloud' was new to me; it refers to cloud support for enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, high performance computing (HPC) and business continuity. By contrast, by 'low cloud' they mean stdudent email, and by 'middle cloud' they mean calendar, learning management systems (LMS) and customer relations management (CRM) applications. Meanwhile, on OER, "Eighty-two percent of institutions say open educational resources (OER) will be an important source of course content in 5 years." Nice.

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