Cloud storage services in higher education - Results of a preliminary study in the context of the Sync&Share-project in Germany

Meske, C., Stieglitz, S., Vogl, R., Rudolph, D. & Öksüz, A.


Abstract
In recent years, a growing number of institutions in higher education is in progress to adopt cloud storage services. This paper describes the Sync&Share NRW-project in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) with a target audience of up to 500,000 users and presents the main results of a preliminary large-scale survey at the University of Muenster with more than 3,000 participants. The results of the analysis indicates a very high demand for an on-premise cloud service solution in German higher education with mobile access, a storage volume comparable to commercial offerings, collaborative features such as simultaneous work on text documents and, above all, high data protection standards. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

Keywords
cloud storage services; higher education; technology adoption; trust



Publication type
Chapter in Book

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2014

Conference
1st International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014

Venue
Heraklion, Crete, Greek

Book title
Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing and Developing Novel Learning Experiences. First International Conference, LCT 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part I.

Editor
Zaphiris, P., Ioannou, A.

Pages range
161-171

Volume
8523

Title of series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Publisher
Springer International Publishing

Language
English

ISSN
0302-9743

ISBN
9783319074818

DOI

Affiliation
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster