Abstract: This paper investigates the use of a cloud computing environment to facilitate the teaching of web development at a university in the Southwestern United States. A between-subjects study of students in a web development course was conducted to assess the merits of a cloud computing environment being used instead of personal computers for developing websites. The goal of using cloud being to ensure that each student had access to the same high-quality learning experience. The study also sought to determine the extent to which cloud computing could guarantee that students work towards the learning objectives of the course as opposed to troubleshooting computer hardware and software issues. Finally, the study sought to assess the extent to which the use of cloud computing would enhance students’ learning experience.
Keywords: Web Development, Cloud Computing, Learning Experience, HTML , assessment of student learning, Course delivery
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Recommended Citation: Pike, R., Pittman, J. M., Hwang, D. (2017). Cloud-based Versus Local-based Web Development. Information Systems Education Journal, 15(4) pp 52-68. http://isedj.org/2017-15/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2016)