What is the “Cloud”?The “cloud” is a generalterm for anything thatinvolves delivering hostedservices over the Internet.1. Infrastructure-as-a- Service (IaaS)2. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)3. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Why use the cloud? No installation, configuration, or maintenance is necessary Not platform specific Anything you create using a cloud application can be stored in the cloud Free or pay-for-service The ability to share and collaborate online with other people
Some Disadvantages You do not have control over the server, software, or security Your data is in the hands of a third-party company Relies totally on network connections – no network or bogged down network, no or slow access Service can lack advanced features of software Students need unique login and password – there are some exceptions Sometimes things just don’t work as expected, or change without notice
Online Course Overview To use a variety of cloud computing services which will allow the student to create a website that functions as digital briefcase (which we call an eCase). Its purpose is similar to an electronic portfolio, and will contain elements that represent the student, what they are currently actively doing and pursuing, and showcase all important coursework from the class, as well as work from other MUED and Core classes.
What’s in the eCase? Home About: Biography | Statement of Purpose Digital Media Projects: Podcast | PPT or Prezi | YouTube | Screencast Lesson Resources: Noteflight | SoundCloud Calendar Webliography Blog Reflection
How Does it Work? The power of the Custom HTML widget Each of the cloud apps we use can be embedded (shared) into Weebly by simply copying and pasting the particular cloud app’s embed code into Weebly’s Custom HTML widget.
How Does it Work? Let’s take a look… Weebly http://atmi2011.weebly.com/
Thank You!I’d love to hear what you are doing in your classes using cloudapps. Contact me anytime at:Stefani LangolAssociate ProfessorMusic EducationBerklee College of Musicslangol@berklee.edu