The site currently has ca.2000 registered users and over
45,000 unique visitors from 160 different countries.
Cloudworks is being developed by the Institute of
Educational Technology at The Open University. It is part
of the Open University Learning Design Initiative and is
funded by both JISC and The Open University.
What is Cloudworks?
Cloudworks is a place for people interested in
sharing, finding and discussing educational ideas
Who is it for?
Anyone with an interest either formally or informally
in education. You don’t have to be an experienced
educator or social networker to use the site. The
For a simple video introduction go to
target audience is practitioners in HE and FE (e.g.
lecturers, educational technologists, librarians,
accessibility officers, managers and policy makers
etc) although the site may also be of interest to
other educational sectors.
What can I use it for?
Asking a question
Discussing a problem
Sharing an idea or experience
Collecting related resources together
Showcasing your work
A Cloud is an idea, question, tool or activity Tags are keywords assigned to Clouds, Click here for more
related to learning and teaching. Cloudscapes and people. Click here for a list . info about the site.
A Cloudscape is a Click to see, and add to, a Search for people by
Finding your way around
collection of Clouds. list of events and key dates. name or institution.
Click here to
Particularly quickly and easily
interesting or set up a Cloud
active Your Name (new Clouds can
Cloudscapes are be edited or even
featured here. If deleted so don’t
you would like to be afraid to have a
suggest a go).
the team. Click on the drop-
down arrow by
your name to
A Cloudstream is access this
a list of activity. shortcuts list.
This is the
the site but you
Use this list to find
can also see
the Clouds with
the most recent
yourself or a
particular RSS feeds can be set up for
Cloudscape. most pages on the site.