Conceptual Framework to Adopt Cloud Based M-Learning for Higher Education Institutions: Ethiopian Perspective
The prevalence of wireless technologies in education leads to increasing research interest in M-learning that blends wireless technology and mobile computing to educate the world. On the other hand, Cloud computing is the latest effort in delivering computing resources as a service. Using an integrated approach based on Cloud Computing may be a solution to obtain the agility and quick access to technologies, with the achievement of savings at an institution level.This study proposed a conceptual framework that specifies a number of steps for HEIsas well as organizations to adopt cloud computing. The framework is designed by taking into account a range of strategic issues and technological factors from a broad cross section of areas of expertise in order to ensure a successful cloud computing adoption. The framework helps HEIs in adopting cloud based M-learning successfully. Based upon this conceptual framework, this paperproposed Architecture for delivering M-learning services through Cloud for HEIs Ethiopian perspective. The paper finally recommends further research directions.