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El-Sofany H.F.,Cairo Higher Institute | El-Seoud S.A.,The British University in Egypt | Alwadani H.M.,Arab East Colleges for Graduate Studies | Alwadani A.E.,University of Dayton
International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies | Year: 2014

Mobile devices have become instruments that allow new ways of interacting with institutional services. This paper describes the development of the Mobile Educational Services Application (MES app) for the Android platform. This app allows access to mediated and selfaccess services, as well as databases, announcements, registration, events, book consultations, schedules, etc. The project provides Mobile and Web-based application tools (apps) that allow online access for different users - students, instructors, and administrators. The app provides students with a user friendly, generic, web-based GUI to request educational services, to send text message inquiries, to add, drop, or defer courses, etc.. The app allows instructors to send or receive text messages to and from students using the mobile or web-based interface of the app. In addition to system monitoring, the app provides administrators an online tool to manage, add, update, and delete system information. This tool seeks to be one of the more useful economic apps that use Android technology for applications, using Tablets and mobile devices, for the use of students, instructors and administrators in accessing services in an educational institution.

El-Sofany H.F.,Arab East Colleges for Graduate Studies | Tayeb A.A.,Arab East Colleges for Graduate Studies | Alghatani K.,Arab East Colleges for Graduate Studies | El-Seoud S.A.,The British University in Egypt
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning | Year: 2013

Cloud computing is a new computing model which is based on the grid computing, distributed computing, parallel computing and virtualization technologies define the shape of a new technology. It is the core technology of the next generation of network computing platform, especially in the field of education, cloud computing is the basic environment and platform of the future E-learning. It provides secure data storage, convenient internet services and strong computing power. This article mainly focuses on the research of the application of cloud computing in E-learning environment. The research study shows that the cloud platform is valued for both students and instructors to achieve the course objective. The paper presents the nature, benefits and cloud computing services, as a platform for elearning environment.

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