E-Learning System Based on Cloud and E-Commerce

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A COLLABORATIVE E-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE

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Submitted by Darwin V Tomy (713511421001)Thivyan Ravi Kumar S (713511421016)ABSTRACTThe number of learners using e-learning has been explosively increasing in the past decade by virtue of easy access to preferable educational resources at Internet. On the other hand, the number of teachers in schools or universities is growing slowly. As a result, instructional problems have emerged due to lack of sufficient support to learners in their e-learning process. Collaborative learning is suggested as a solution to this problem. However, current collaborative learning has focused on teamwork or group discussion without sufficient support to each individual. This paper presents a new model for collaborative e-learning called Collaborative Cloud, in which knowledge modeling and market economic mechanism are utilized to optimize the collaborative use of e-learning resources including teachers, students, and artifacts in collaboration. To implement the approach, cloud computing and electronic commerce are applied to connect learners and coordinate the resources in e-learning in a more effective way.E-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE 3/5/20122BACKGROUND One form of collaboration is learning in team, which specific tasks are given to a team and will be completed by its members collaboratively or co-operatively Another form of collaborative learning is discussing in an online learning community by text, audio, video or other internet-supported synchronously or asynchronouslyE-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE3/5/20123E-LEARNINGE-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked learning or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process. The term will still most likely be utilized to reference out-of-classroom and inclassroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum.E-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE 3/5/20124COLLABORATIVE LEARNINGCollaborative learning is a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together. Unlike individual learning, people engaged in collaborative learning capitalize on one anothers resources and skills (asking one another for information, evaluating one anothers ideas, monitoring one anothers work, etc.).E-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE3/5/20125CLOUD TECHNOLOGYBy using the cloud technology, users can get different services based on their demands and pay it in real-time according to the quantity and quality of service, just like consuming the electric power or water for life. These services come from the background of the cloud system, which is constructed by a large number of virtual resources. As for the narrow definition of cloud, the virtual resources just consist of IT infrastructures, and the services are merely related to IT, software or Internet. However, in the general definition of cloud, the resources include people who possess certain professional knowledge and can provide tutorial services for other people E-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD ANDE-COMMERCE 3/5/20127ELECTRONIC COMMERCEElectronic commerce consists of buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems like the Internet. A large percentage of electronic commerce is conducted entirely electronically for virtual items such as access to premium content on a website. The sale and purchase transaction can be completed electronically and interactively in real-time. Electronic commerce can provide a mechanism of payment between buyer and seller with genuine or virtual concurrencyE-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE 3/5/20128THE FRAMEWORK OF COLLABORATIVE CLOUDE-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE3/5/20129PROPOSED SOLUTION OF COLLABORATIVE CLOUD According to the analysis of current learning forms and related theories, new collaborative learning solution should include four aspects as follow. 1) Learners can not only acquire support from teachers but also from other learners who have mastered the related knowledge or skills. 2) The collaborative group allows mass users who come from anyplace to join in at any time. There is little influence for learners if some of them quit from the group. 3) The whole group is a mass complicated system of knowledge delivery and construction. The building of collaborative connection is flexible. It should not be built based on the traditional organization such as team, class, grade or school but on knowledge status of each member. Learners even do not take care of whom they collaborate with but what they can get from others. 4) It needs a mechanism to stimulate participation of members and balance the contribution of every member. The effort and performance of collaboration also be recorded and scaled in detail. On the one hand, learners request what they need from group with least costs. On the other hand, they provide what they can provide to obtain most benefits.E-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE 3/5/201210CONCLUSION 1) Maximizing the use of the students themselves to provide learning support services and freeing the teachers from the role of knowledge evaluation to alleviate or even solve the core contradiction of e-learning. 2) Teachers work load will be decreased significantly. Teachers could provide superlative collaborative support service. Nevertheless, more collaboration are taken place among other collaborators and they provide support service by themselves. 3) Collaborative cloud can help learners set up the best connection with other learners in the completely collaborative group. Combined with other more knowledge management techniques, it makes learning objectives more specific and could evaluate the knowledge structure of students in a smaller granularity. 4) Benefit-driven learning. The market economic mechanism will optimize collaborative resources of teachers, students and other resources in platforms. 5) The connection in the cloud among the members can break the boundaries of classes, grades even schools of the traditional education..E-LEARNING SYSTEM BASED ON CLOUD AND E-COMMERCE3/5/201212

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