DOI: 10.5176/2251-1814_EeL16.3

Authors: Dr. G. THAMARAISELVI

Abstract:E-learning is a means of becoming literate, involving new mechanisms for communication, such as: computer networks, multimedia, content portals, search engines, electronic libraries, distance learning, and web-enabled classrooms. Different web based applications such as email, real-time conference, cloud computing, WebCam etc. are being used as important tools in the process of e-learning. Cloud Computing is completely new Virtual Information and Communication Technology and it is known as the third revolution after PC and Internet in IT. LIBRARY is not only a Knowledge Ocean, its main aim is to provide quality and satisfactory information services for all the users. In this Digital era, to provide timely updated digital information services and to promote Research and Developments, the Library should improve itself by adopting new technologies. Cloud computing is one of the fastest emerging Digital Information and Communication Technologies, being applied and used by various Libraries and Companies at present. Cloud Computing is the use of outsourced Digital Information resources which can be accessed through networking or Internet. Since Cloud computing offers flexibility in usage and reduces cost, it is very much suitable and accessible for promoting research and development.  This research paper explains about what are E-learning, Cloud Computing, its benefits, advantages, and services. How Cloud computing services can be adopted, various best companies of Cloud computing, kinds of services which can be provided through Cloud computing for facilitating E-learning environment also have been discussed in this paper.

Keywords: Information Technology, Cloud Computing, Digital Information services, Cloud Computing Companies

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