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Ed in the Cloud: a snapshot of cloud-based tools for education


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From a meeting of Colleges--University of Leicester Network on 29 November, 2012

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Ed in the Cloud: a snapshot of cloud-based tools for education

  1. 1. Ed in the Cloud A snapshot of cloud-based tools and how they can be used to improve efficiency and communication within education Photo by Okinawa Soba on Flickr Terese Bird Learning Technologist & SCORE Research Fellow For Colleges-University of Leicester Network 29 Nov
  2. 2. What shall we talk about?• What is ‘the cloud’? Photo by paigebuilt on Flickr• What the risks?• Example tools
  3. 3. What is ‘the cloud’?
  4. 4. Risks‘Cloud Computing and the Law’
  5. 5. Storage• Get your files anywhere• Desktop application• Web access
  6. 6. Dropbox
  7. 7. Google Drive
  8. 8. Microsoft and Apple• Skydrive – free• Sharepoint – not free, very handy• Office 360• iCloud – share stuff across devices right into the applications
  9. 9. Video• YouTube• iTunes U• Vimeo
  10. 10. Have you ever made a YouTube video? If you’re shy, keep it unlisted ---- know the facts!
  11. 11. Vimeo
  12. 12. Sound• Audioboo• SoundCloud• Voxopop• iTunes U
  13. 13. Photos and images• Flickr• Pinterest
  14. 14. Presentations• Prezi• Slideshare