Journal of International Technology and Information Management

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An e-learning model consisting of a course website and multimedia learning modules was developed and implemented initially on a traditional computing platform at a higher learning institution. With the emerging concept of cloud computing, the possibility of using cloud computing resources such as Google Apps, YouTube and SkyDrive to redesign and deploy the e-learning model in the cloud was explored. It was found that the cloud computing resources offered unprecedented opportunity and flexibility to migrate the course website to the cloud and to expand the outreach of the multimedia modules. This paper discusses the migration of the e-learning portal from a traditional hosting platform to a cloud computing platform. In particular, the design of the course website using Google Apps and the hosting of multimedia modules using SkyDrive and YouTube are discussed.