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Designing an Efficient Cloud Management Architecture for Sustainable Online Lifelong Education

College of Education, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 107 Imun-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02450, Korea
Department of Game & Multimedia Engineering, Korea Polytechnic University, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do 15073, Korea
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Sustainability 2019, 11(6), 1523;
Received: 15 January 2019 / Revised: 7 March 2019 / Accepted: 8 March 2019 / Published: 13 March 2019
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As online learning and e-learning are prevalent and widely used in education, it is important to design an efficient and reliable information system for storing learning data and providing on-demand learning services. In this paper, we design a cloud-based information system architecture for online lifelong education. Since a cloud system is based on virtualization technology, we propose a virtual resource management scheme—virtual machine allocation and monitoring nodes assignment. With the proposed cloud-based architecture, we can build and operate an e-learning information system for online lifelong education, which requires efficiency, reliability, and persistence. The evaluation results show that our proposed method can deal with more tasks for e-learning (requests for learning management system (LMS) navigations, text learning contents, text and media learning contents, and video learning contents) while introducing 48× fewer service level agreement (SLA) violations than the existing method. View Full-Text
Keywords: online learning; e-learning; lifelong education; information system online learning; e-learning; lifelong education; information system

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