According to an IDC study “Cloud Computing & Worldwide Job Creation”, it’s forecast that nearly 14 million new jobs will have been created worldwide by cloud services around the world. In Australia, it’s forecast that cloud-related jobs are going to grow 129% between 2012 and 2015. And education is one of the fastest growing markets for jobs created by Cloud services (see Table 1 in the report) – with a compound annual growth rate of 29% to 2015.
Maybe that’s why, in a new Windows Azure infographic above, it’s an example from the use of Cloud in education that’s put front and centre. The three examples it gives of game-changing use of the Cloud infrastructure are:
I had two thoughts from reading this:
This forecast relies on the perception of "cloud". Cloud has been around for a while and adoption has been slow.. especially in the education domain. The idea of shared children data is a hot topic, but if embraced, it can be the wave of the future.. just think; real-time grading and attendance management and state test reporting via "the cloud" :)