Usage of Cloud Computing Application by Students from Kurukshetra University: the Current State and Perspectives
Keywords:Cloud Application, Usage application, Digital era, online learning, University Students, Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India
The term "cloud computing" refers to a variety of tools and applications used by organizations to manage their work processes online. Apart from providing the expected benefits, the gadgets and applications of the cloud are helpful for education. The purpose of this study is not to examine the outcomes of cloud computing in universities, but to examine how students use cloud applications. A survey research design was used to examine how students of Kurukshetra University use cloud computing applications. 200 students from the streams of science, management, social science, and arts were randomly selected to answer a structured questionnaire. A response rate of 95% was achieved by 48 students in Science, 50 in Management, 48 in Social Science, and 44 in Arts who completed and returned the questionnaire on time. The analyzed data is presented in a table that includes the Likert scale mean, standard deviation, and the cross-table Chi-square test. In the study, most students highly preferred G Suite Cloud (57%) and Microsoft (40%) learning applications. It can be seen from the study that WhatsApp (98%), Facebook (96%), and YouTube (97%) are the most preferred cloud-based social media among the students, most students preferred Google Meet (95%) and Zoom (91%) meeting application, and most students preferred Google Drive (68%) and pCloud (67%) for data storage.