Online Learning Update

October 15, 2011

Hiding in the Cloud: Great Online Learning and Classroom Tools

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Jennifer Skelly, Campus Technology

Even as many institutions grapple with their cloud strategies, faculty are taking advantage of cloud-based services to rev up their classes and engage students. In the broader debate about the opportunities–and challenges–presented by cloud computing in higher education, its potential within the classroom has largely been overlooked. Cloud-based LMS solutions have created some ripples, but even then the focus has largely been on the enterprise side. Hiding in the cloud, however, are some terrific classroom tools that faculty can use to engage students and improve learning. John Kuglin, a retired senior education consultant at the University of Montana, is on a mission to publicize the advantages of a cloud-based approach to teaching. At the recent CT Forum 2011 in Long Beach, CA, he highlighted a slew of tools that can make an immediate impact in a classroom setting.

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