Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth: The Cloud's Impact on Learning

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Presented to ASTD NY chapter, Aug 1, 2012. Focuses on intro to the cloud and it's affect on learning and development.

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Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth: The Cloud's Impact on Learning

  1. 1. Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth Michelle  Lentz  michelle@write-­‐tech.com   @michellelentz  Text  “michellel”  to  50500     via flickr user plusonetwo
  2. 2. • Instructional Designer, Trainer, Consultant • Wine blogger and columnist • Everything else? http://about.me/michelle.lentzA  Li:le  About  Me  …  
  3. 3. If  computers  of  the  kind  I  have  advocated   become  the  computers  of  the  future,  then   compu+ng  may  someday  be  organized  as  a   public  u+lity  just  as  the  telephone  system  is   a  public  u9lity...   -­‐  John  McCarthy,  MIT  Centennial,  1961  Flashing  Forward  
  4. 4. What  is  this  Cloud?  
  5. 5. What  is  Cloud  CompuNng?   via flickr user LauraJo
  6. 6. Reality:    What  the  Cloud  Really  Looks  Like  
  7. 7. Reality:    What  the  Cloud  Really  Looks  Like   via flickr user neospire
  8. 8. Everything  Talks  to  the  Cloud   Via Infreemation
  9. 9. The  Cloud  Talks  to  Everything   via mobileme
  10. 10. You’re  Already  Using  the  Cloud  
  11. 11. •   Accessibility  (any  Nme,  any  place)   •   PlaZorm  independent!   •   Cost  effecNve,  especially  when  looking  at   applicaNons   •   Environmentally  friendly   •   Freedom  from  desktop  applicaNons   •   Low  maintenance  /  smaller  on-­‐site  IT  staff   •   CollaboraNon  Cloud  Advantages  
  12. 12. •   Privacy?   •   Security?   •   Less  control  of  data   •   Support  may  not  be  as  responsive  as  on-­‐site   IT  crew   •   New  technology  /  corporate  culture   •   Providers  or  apps  could  be  deadpooled   •   Relying  on  the  Internet  Cloud  Disadvantages  
  13. 13. •  Content  elasNcity   •  Mobile   •  Business  intelligence  Cross-­‐FuncNonal  Impact  for  Learning  
  14. 14. •  PracNcal  and  social   •  Real-­‐Nme  updaNng   •  AuthenNc  two-­‐way  conversaNons   •  Learning  opportuniNes  for  moments  of   need*   •  Decreased  costs    ConsideraNons  for  Learning    
  15. 15. Content  Clouds  &  Self  CuraNon   CuraNon  Tools  Mindmap:     h:p://www.mindmeister.com/55395228/content-­‐curaNon-­‐tools-­‐the-­‐newsmaster-­‐toolkit-­‐by-­‐robin-­‐good-­‐2012     Image courtesy of the National Endowment for the Arts
  16. 16. Authoring  in  the  Cloud  
  17. 17. Guess  what  else  is  in  the  cloud?    
  18. 18. Hosted  (Cloud)     vs     HosNng  (Enterprise)  LMS:  Where  is  Your  Content?    
  19. 19. Mobile  and  the  Learning  Experience:  Apps!  
  20. 20. Free  Your  Learning  h:p://www.scorm.com/Nncan  h:p://Nncanapi.com/2012/07/25/Nn-­‐can-­‐in-­‐the-­‐trenches/    
  21. 21. •  Thank  you  for  having  me!   •  Thanks  to  Clarity  Consultants  for   sponsoring  this  and  gekng  me  to   NYC!  My  Thanks!  
  22. 22. E:  michelle@write-­‐tech.com   Twi:er:  @michellelentz     Site:  h:p://about.me/michelle.lentz     LinkedIn:   h:p://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleslentz     Virtual  business  card:  text  “michellel”  to  50500    Contact  
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