In layman’s terms, cloud computing is the technology which allows people like you and I to access an online service or product which resides on the internet. Instead of it being housed in a hard drive you have at your house, it’s conveniently stored on “the cloud”, available seemingly anytime and using any device that has access to the internet.
What constitutes Cloud Computing? Let’s give some simple examples…
A great share of the Internet everyday user only realized what the Cloud is when Dropbox came out (If you don’t have an account, make sure to check it out!). Surely enough, many more services would emphasize the use of the cloud later on. Something you’ve used forever on the Internet, E-mail, is essentially a picture of the cloud! You can access it anywhere, from any device, and any changes you make on one device will take effect on all of them.
How does Cloud Computing even begin to affect eLearning?
Let’s begin with the essentials; we are able to create eLearning platforms because of the cloud. Our software engineers are graced with the ability to work from anywhere with the use of the Internet.
Most important than the former, we created a platform that you can use from anywhere. You don’t have to be in a class, and you don’t have to be there at 8am sharp; not at all. It’s a service we want you to use because you have a clear view of its benefits and because first and foremost, you want to. We know that as people, being forced to do things will end up in one of two scenarios:
1) You do it, and you do it poorly.
2) You don’t do it at all.
So, when we decided to embark on this trip of enabling people to share knowledge we had three things in mind:
Make it available to everyone, thus make it affordable, even free.
Make it easy to use, thus make a user-friendly, hassle-free interface most beginners will understand.
Make it accessible, thus make it available on the widest scale, no platform restrictions, pure and simple, on the Internet; on the cloud!
And we have largely succeeded at delivering what we believe is a product people will feel proud using when sharing their knowledge with others. It’s a straight forward approach, you research the market, you ask around, you think of what would make you happy as an end user, and a good mix of those will usually yield satisfying results.
And it has! Epignosis, parent company of TalentLMS has been invited to participate in the CloudBeat 2013 conference which will takes place in San Francisco on the 9th and 10th of September.
What does this mean?
Participating in a world-renowned event like CloudBeat means that our efforts have been fruitful. We are being recognized alongside companies like Pivotal, Optimizely, and others that have largely contributed to the development of Cloud Computing the way it is today. We will also have an opportunity to share the stage with iconic figures from enterprises like IBM, LinkedIn, Dropbox and others!
Dimitris Tsigos, our co-founder, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Learning gets Cloud Powered” in which he joins other influential figures of the eLearning world to discuss how cloud-based technologies are changing education, and the tools that are now available to make it more accessible, connected and impactful.
Why is that important for you?
Our growth is hugely attributed to the feedback from our users who help us create a better and more personalized product. Being in the forefront of Cloud Computing evolution is a huge step toward becoming an even bigger player in the eLearning industry, and that says one thing: you have helped us to get where we are, and we commit to becoming everything you signed up for.
We look forward to seeing you there!