Smart learning solutions and human-centric innovations in education have been in the works for years now. But, there was a delay in implementing such systems and learning environments in many institutions, mostly due to the resistance to shifting from traditional methods. Progress was there, but slow. 

Then came the pandemic. With institutions and businesses across the world, regardless of industries forced to speed up their digital transformation and adopt remote operational methodologies, solutions such as cloud became the norm. For the education industry, creating smart learning environments became the inevitable solution. Here is a more in-depth look. 

What Are Smart Learning Environments?

Smart learning environments are physical and virtual educational environments created with context-aware tools and devices to provide an immersive learning experience. Setting up a smart learning atmosphere integrates uses and integrates many IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) devices. Furthermore, the context-aware nature of smart learning solutions can recommend the right content at the right time for users. 

It is important to note that smart learning is not limited to educational institutions but also widely used by enterprises and organizations to provide continuous learning for employees, executives, etc. From virtual reality to robust analytics, smart learning uses the many possibilities of modern-day tools such as AI, cloud computing, and IoT to provide user-specific knowledge.

Benefits Gained and Challenges Faced

Continuous and seamless learning is the need of the hour, with accelerating digital transformation worldwide. Education has moved shifted from one-directional teaching modules to omnidirectional and immersive learning practices. With smart learning, users can select different service options according to the learning stage they’re in. In many cases, offline learning is also enabled. With customized experiences, intelligent assistance, and a human-centered approach, they also close the gap between formal and informal learning processes. 

Along with all the benefits mentioned above, smart learning practices are facing a few challenges as well. With shared networks and data transfer, there are concerns regarding data security and privacy popping up often. Another concern is regarding learning behaviors and cultures, an example being the impersonal nature of smart learning solutions. We can hope these problems to be solved as collaborative technology grows and more efforts are put into addressing these challenges. 

Creating Smart Learning Environments with VEXXHOST Cloud

Companies providing cloud-based smart learning environments systems use public, private, or hybrids clouds to deploy them. At VEXXHOST, we specialize in all three of those solutions. Our cloud services are based on OpenStack, making the environments free from licensing fees or vendor lockins. For many of our clients, private clouds are the preferred choice because of their highly scalable and secure nature.  

Speaking of private clouds, you can now run on a fully agile and customized cloud from VEXXHOST, with no licensing fees and smooth 2-week migration. In fact, we’re ready to put our money where our mouth is. We’re so confident in being able to save you at least 20% or more on your current cloud infrastructure expenditure that if proven wrong- we’ll give you $1,000 credit to our public cloud.   

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