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Teaching, Learning, and Collaborating in the Cloud: Applications of Cloud Computing for Educators in Post-Secondary Institutions
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Journal of Educational Technology Systems Volume 40, Number 2, ISSN 0047-2395

Abstract

"Cloud computing" refers to the use of computing resources on the Internet instead of on individual personal computers. The field is expanding and has significant potential value for educators. This is discussed with a focus on four main functions: file storage, file synchronization, document creation, and collaboration--each of which has applications for educators. Cloud-based application suites such as Google Apps, Zoho, and Microsoft Office 365 are important tools. In addition, web-based tools such as Google Scholar and Zotero can enhance the learning and research experience. This discussion is enriched by the results of a survey of 80 faculty members delivered in May 2011. The respondents fell into two groups--those who currently use cloud computing and those who do not. Results reveal the areas of interest, future projections, and the concerns of both groups. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)

Citation

Aaron, L.S. & Roche, C.M. (2012). Teaching, Learning, and Collaborating in the Cloud: Applications of Cloud Computing for Educators in Post-Secondary Institutions. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 40(2), 95-111. Retrieved August 15, 2022 from .

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