A MODEL FOR ADOPTION OF CLOUD COMPUTING FOR E-LEARNING: A CONCEPTUAL VIEW

I. Ewuzie, A. Usoro

University of the West of Scotland (UNITED KINGDOM)
The cost of higher education (HE) is constantly increasing with less public funding and yet the demand is increasing causing institutions to search for ways of reducing costs while improving delivery as well as competitiveness in the global market. Cloud Computing (CC) is a potential solution because it has the capability for end users to seamlessly access data and applications from multiple devices and platforms. However, research findings indicate that the rate of adoption and subsequent deployment within higher educational institutions (HEIs) compared to other sectors is low. This study is therefore investigating the responsible factors and their dynamics. As universities readjust to demands due to globalisation and internationalisation, it is expected that the findings of this research will aid HEIs to make informed strategic decisions about adoption of CC technology.