I’m not so sure that education can make a transition to the cloud anytime soon. Seeing how schools have dealt with change for over twenty years as an educator makes me wonder how companies change so effectively. How, for example, does a company like IBM go from being largely, a producer of room sized computers; to being a producer of desktops and laptops; to being a company that produces no desktops or laptops, but one that sells a ton of services, in a period of less than thirty years?
Based on my experience I can’t imagine a school changing like that.
Do you think your school could move to the cloud?
Beyond just the technical, what would it take for your teaching faculty to be ready to exploit new capability and teach in ways that they couldn’t with just some paper and a few pens?
I’m really wondering!