Using Cloudworks at conferences and events
Information for conference presenters
What is Cloudworks?
Cloudworks is a place for people interested in sharing, finding and discussing educational ideas and
experiences. Cloudworks is for anyone with an interest either formally or informally in education.
You can use it for:
Discussing or blogging a workshop or theme
Adding links and references
Sharing photos, videos and slides
Cloudworks is an open site; anyone can view, register and add to any of the Clouds.
The conference organiser has chosen Cloudworks as one of the tools to support the event. A Cloud will
be set up for your keynote, paper, presentation, workshop or poster and we invite you to add to your
Step 1: Create an account. You can view everything on the site without
registering but if you want to participate you will need to create an account. Go
to Cloudworks and click on the red sign-up tab. You will be sent an activation
email to your email account.
Step 2: Set up a profile. Once you have registered, you can set up a personal
profile. Your profile page includes information about the things you are
interested in, the Clouds you have added, the Cloudscapes and people you are
following, and who is following you. All the Clouds created by the people and
Cloudscapes you are following are also collected in your Cloudstream.
Step 3: Follow the event Cloudscape. The URL for the Event Cloudscape is:
www.cloudworks.ac.uk/ cloudscape/view/XXXX From this page you can show
that you are attending, see who else is attending, view the Clouds added, add
Clouds, see recent activity, see the Twitter stream and set up an RSS feed.
Step 4: Add to the Clouds. You can discuss ideas, add comments, links and
academic references and embed rich media (videos, slideshows, images) in any
Cloud. You can also ‘favourite’ Cloudscapes, Clouds and links that you find
interesting or useful (these will then appear on your profile page).
Step 5: Promote your Cloud. You may want to invite people to have a look at
your Cloud and begin to discuss the themes prior to, during or after the event.
You can do this through twitter (using the conference #tag), email lists etc.
Help and support
The answers to most questions can be found on the FAQ page (the link to this is on the home page). If
you can’t find your answer there, search for the ‘Using Cloudworks’ Cloudscape which contains more
detailed help. If you continue to have problems or queries, contact your conference organiser
firstname.lastname@example.org or the Cloudworks team Cloudworks@open.ac.uk.
We would be very pleased to receive your feedback on your experience of using Cloudworks