The prevalence of wireless technologies in education leads to increasing research interest in M-learning that blends wireless technology and mobile computing to educate the world. On the other hand, Cloud computing is the latest effort in delivering computing resources as a service. Using an integrated approach based on Cloud Computing may be a solution to obtain the agility and quick access to technologies, with the achievement of savings at an institution level. This paper presents a new architecture for a mobile distance learning system in an extended cloud computing environment enriched with mobiles and wireless devices. The architecture can be applied everywhere where there is a need for intensive teaching and learning in higher education. The system architecture is described, together with the discussions of its possibilities and potential issues. In addition, the adoption possibility and simultaneously the barriers for cloud based higher education system for Bangladesh have been explored.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Mobile Computing (MC)|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2013|