The most innovativetool by Information Technology is Cloud Computing ,as the utilization of this tool in differentorganization increases the barriers alsoseen while implementing this tool.Cloud computing is used in three differentservice models – Infrastructure as a service (IaaS),Platform as a Service(PaaS)and Software as a Service.(SaaS).The ease use of cloud computingspecifically the Software as a Service increases due to increasedavailability of the different mobile devices and easily available mobileinternet. Thus, while using innovative teaching methods in post graduate studies the cloud computing andits model becoming the requirement of students.
Thispaper will analyze whether Software as a Service is need of the students ornot.For this survey the postgraduate students of two tier city are participated.Inthe advance era of Information and Technology the education sectors has witnessdrastic change in the use of new tools to change the teaching paradigm.
One suchterminology Cloud computing is used by almost various sector and one of thesector is education . As our country moves towards digital era the newinnovative technology involved in educational system. The use is increased With the increasing use of electronic devicesincluding laptops,smart phones and tablet PCs.The new technical updation isgoing on in building new model and new platform for end users.Cloud computingis used in learning management system.
This technology provides the use of newtechnology and its use with various applications .The major benefits it provideto the students that they can fast access the course material .It also ensuresthat study will become more interactive.
The cloud is used to store the informationso no backup is required to store.Inother words we say cloud computing allows forgreater flexibility and mobility in the use of resources for teaching andlearning,sharing resources.Educationalways play an important and considerable role in the development of socities.The newtechnologies have migrated from traditional form of teaching to the newinformation and communication technology services to do.
It is still achallenge for maximum Universities finding difficulties in providing differentIT services.Universitiesand colleges constantly need to upgrade their hardware and software as a way ofattracting students and keeping up with drastically changing environment.Studentsalready used Cloud computingtechnologies by accessing programs such as Twitter,Facebook,Gmail etc.NationalInstitute of Standards and Technology of U.S.
Department of Commerce definescloud computing as a „model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on demandnetwork access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g.,networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidlyprovisioned and released with minimal management effort or service providerinteraction” . Gartner defines cloud computing as a ,style of computing inwhich scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a serviceusing Internet technologies”.
Microsoft product like [email protected] which is browserbased and provides student access toemail,office package as well as skydrive.Google App Education even used by manydeveloped countries which provides similar benefits as those of Microsoftproducts .Cloud computing helps the students get to access exams,courses andcan relay their assignments for the students ,the two parties teachers andstudents involved in the process.By using cloud SaaS application both teachersand students can access their respective data on tab or mobile phones .
During the year 2014 -2017 the research in cloud computing has adoptedmany stepwise practices which was even published in many journals like IEEEXplore,SpringerLink etc.They tried to cover the gaps in higher education byusing cloud computing.According Alharthi 2017 securities are implementedwith these legal issues.The result statistically even showed the physicallocation is also a factors.Militaruet al. (2016) explored the factors that lead to cloud computing adoption inhigher education based on the TAM (Technology Acceptance Model)framework bysurveying 96 students at a university in Romania revels with the fact thatcloud computing can be adopted by students and institutes.Sofar study has been done and published byvarious university which highlighted that SaaS is compatible with other software .It is comparatively easy toaccess and reliable.
Saas is useful in management field like human resource management,computerizedaccounting and content management.(i) By using Cloud computing the ITinfrastructure will automatically maintained.(ii) It allows to use the personal workspace.(iii) Backup will not required. (iv) The collaboration with onlineservices ensures capabilities and will secure communication.
(v)It will help to reduce the commonproblem like insufficient teachers,poor infrastructure,help in creating bridgebetween the organization and fresher’s candidate. (vi)Service available all the time to theusers.Since it is user friendly and can be manage large data.Researchhas been done with 168 students which was started in the month of September2017 and lasted until mid November 2017.The students from Master of ComputerManagement were participated. The questionnaire was created in Google Docs.
Firstly,generaldata i.e. gender,age and year of study is collected .Secondly,the data iscollected for the need of cloud services by using different devices.The datawere collected about gender, frequency of accessing internet and devices usedfor accessing internet.For proving the hypothesis we used non-parametric test :Spearman co-relation test.
There is no positivecorrelation between number of devices from which students access the Internetand frequency of cloud services use. With the increasing useof online services with hand on available devices the use of SaaS is highlyused by students. It is easy to share the ideas, thoughts and knowledge.Students may create their own environment which help to access many onlineservices.
The “not sure” type of answer also showed that students need the cloudservices but not ready to use complete 100% of it.The students gave theaverage and unsatisfactory answers for usingcloud services frequently or need and use of cloud applications/services ,fromwhich we can predict they are not ready for cloud services .It is necessary tomake them educate and motivate about cloud services and its advantages ineducation.It is necessary to spread the aware ness about the benefits of thecloud services.