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Resource Sharing Cloud for University Clusters

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2 Author(s)
Veni, P. ; Sch. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Hindustan Inst. of Technol. & Sci., Chennai, India ; Masillamani, R.

There is a phenomena digital divide as regard to available delivery of lecture between the urban and the rural area colleges. This is also true as against lesser developed countries and developed countries. Today's education need to be innovative and thrusting to take care of the various distractions and attractions available for the students. Teaching methods should include practical, intellectual, and graphics as never before. Rural areas do not lure the best resources. How this can be made available and delivered for rural classrooms. This is possible if a system is provided by forming university clusters (UC). The University clusters share the resources available around the globe digitally. The UC will facilitate live digital lectures and allow the students to be taught from remote areas. This paper tries to present a modus of operandi, in providing a better live digital classroom educational system by bringing together leading universities and institutes. This is different from pod casting a lecture or distance learning and Learning. The digital live lectures can be streamed through IP and digital equipments. The rural students can interact with the urban students, face critiques, be evaluated, share their individuality and gather different techniques. This method will benefit rural students and teachers and bring about a socio economic development. A concept of 'Train the Trainee' will be a added advantage. An educational Teaching resource cloud for each cluster could be built to augment better logistics to share the resources. The colleges may be informed, about the lecture schedules, through the cloud service. The educational cloud can be set by the Institutes and universities under one cluster. This paper talks a little more about improved teaching and learning methodology which can be adopted for extended features like, tutorial rooms, library at the laptop, remote laboratory access, research and development.

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Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom), 2010 IEEE/ACM Int'l Conference on & Int'l Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom)

Date of Conference:

18-20 Dec. 2010