Tag Archives: Future Ed

So what on earth is cloud computing?

"What's the cloud?" "Where is the cloud?" "Are we in the cloud now?!" These are all questions you've probably heard or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is everywhere. In fact you have probably “got your head in the clouds” if you haven’t heard of it! In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The cloud is just another name for the Internet. It goes back to the days of graphic power point presentations that would represent the gigantic server-farm infrastructure of the Internet as nothing but...

So what is Adaptive Learning all about?

In order to get a grasp of what adaptive learning is all about; let’s understand the fundamentals of e learning and how advances in technology are allowing us to progress.

On-line Learning and LMS systems

On-line learning has been around for the past decade or so. Initially it was somewhat restricted in that it was really just a data storage area to keep learning content in a centralized place and to “feed it to learners when required”. Learning Management Systems (or LMS’S) required an onsite server to keep track of all the content and manage the learner process. Content was limited, relatively...