29 octobre 2013

Marconi University moves e-learning platform to the cloud


http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZZe22GTTQ20BJpVUZirGINg2eVVmwhjCWqUWqHsw5MRSfwe_zrhbol9kItaly’s first Open University has upgraded its e-learning platform to a private cloud-based server, both reducing costs and improving performance.
Marconi University became Italy’s first Open University in 2004, combining classroom teaching with e-learning services such as video lectures and learning materials for mobile devices. For example, students can watch the Marconi WebTV Channel via its online Virtual Campus platform. Over 14,000 students from around the world access the university’s online graduate and post-graduate courses.
Marconi University recently selected the European company Interoute to host its e-learning platform on the Interoute Virtual Data Centre. The move promises to improve the platform’s reliability and performance, and the University was able to cut its costs of running the platform by 23%. The savings will allow Marconi University to invest more resources into course content and innovation.

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