What the Cloud Can Do
According to a report at PC World, the decision by LACCD to move to the cloud began with a desire to have every student on each of the nine campuses obtain their own email account within the school system. This idea slowly spread beyond email capabilities to include IM, video, and audio conferencing and calendaring. The cloud suite will also allow students to prepare online documents to share, edit, and collaborate with professors and other students.
- Email and calendars with a 10GB inbox
- Additional file storage up to 25GB
- Instant messaging
- Video chat and audio conferencing
- Document sharing
- Mobile email
- Accessible through Web browsers for Mac, Windows, and Linux systems
- Easy to set up and manage
This video explains Microsoft's Cloud Services.
As more community colleges head to the clouds, communication, teaching, and learning may just become more streamlined and efficient.