Global service: cheap, available, accessible. Cloud alternative to the institutional network drive (James, 2010). Enhances classroom management: easy submission of assignment (McEwen, 2001). Potential for Learning
The files are always available in Dropbox website. Works even when offline. Bring files with you when you're going. Edit files in Dropbox from phone. Cont’d
Curriculum and Assessment Document management are affordable (James, 2010). Allow more contact beyond class time and office hours. Increase student-to-student contact (Ballard, Stapleton, Carrol, 2004).
Share the files with students. Sharing Individual folders with a whole class allows for group collaboration. Cont`d
Activity Create account. Get started. Upload or Download file to Dropbox. Share files. Sync the files. Send/share one file to email@example.com.
Only 2 GB storage. To upload, internet connection is needed. Limitation
Minimal use of USB and shift to Dropbox. It is affordable, reliable, and safe. Dropbox can be used as an alternative USB drive. It is applicable for learning. Conclusion
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