Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy? (2011)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

This report was commissioned by AlphaPlus, a provincially-funded Ontario organization that provides expertise to support adult educators.

The report’s authors look at how “cloud computing” could help nurture adult learning. With cloud computing, organizations purchase computing services over the Internet instead of maintaining an in-house computing infrastructure.

The authors say low-cost cloud technology offers many possibilities to encourage individualized and group literacy learning opportunities. They call for free online space and an email account for every adult literacy learner.

They also point to cloud computing as an opportunity for community collaboration to share resources and promising practices in the cloud.

The authors also speculate that the future could include new literacy appliances – smartphone applications to read signs, turn text into voice, and help individuals with literacy challenges function better.

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2011-06-16
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Griff Richards, Rory McGreal and Brian Stewart. Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy? 2011. Web. 20 Oct. 2020 <http://alphaplus.ca/en/web-tools/online-publications-a-reportsgroup1/cloud-computing.html>
Griff Richards, Rory McGreal & Brian Stewart (2011). Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy?. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from http://alphaplus.ca/en/web-tools/online-publications-a-reportsgroup1/cloud-computing.html
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