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Getting Lost on the way to the Cloud #003

June 20, 2020 Charles R. Severance
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Getting Lost on the way to the Cloud #003
Show Notes

In this episode, we look at why higher education moved from self-hosted learning systems to completely outsourced systems between 2010 and 2020.   We look at some of the problems of self-hosted LMS systems and how higher education IT was not ready to move into the cloud and maintain "ownership" of their LMS infrastructure.  Choosing a 100% out-sourced could LMS turns out to be an excellent temporary move that has allowed IT departments to build expertise on cloud services like Amazon.  But it is time to re-look at how we provision and provide LMS services in higher education.  In the past few years it has become increasingly simple to deploy, monitor, and maintain scalable production infrastructures on Amazon.  It might be a good time to take another look at just how much of the campus learning system should be fully outsourced.  Music: Peacefully by E'S Jammy Jams

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