Collaborate in the Cloud
What is it?
Did you know that CGU has a presence on YouTube and iTunes? There are many ways CGU is using the cloud to support processes and procedures. However, up to this point, strategies to use cloud technologies to enrich the classroom may be somewhat limited. Classroom cloud technologies include a variety of social media that encourage users to connect, communicate and collaborate while they create and share knowledge. Widely-used examples include Diigo Bookmarking, Dropbox file sharing, Evernote collaborative tools, blogs, wikis, video sharing and podcasts just to name a few.
Why use it?
- student engagement outside the classroom
- learning is collaborative and social and, at its best, includes sharing
- technologies are ubiquitous and are widely used in all sectors
When should it be used?
- to connect learners outside the classroom
- to communicate with students or assist individual students
- to enrich a course with collaborative technologies
- to encourage and enhance opportunities for students to co-create knowledge
- to convey announcements, course information, etc.
- to enable and encourage anytime, anyplace learning
How does it work?
All content is stored "in the cloud" on remote servers. The content is accessed via the web on computers and mobile devices.
Who is using it?
- for profit and nonprofit entities, the government, education, experts, executives, educators, politicians, our students
To learn more about Collaboration in the Cloud using Social Media Technologies, please click here.