Question: What 3 words would you use to describe cloudworks?

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Gráinne Conole
6 October 2009

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  • What 3 words would you use to describe cloudworks?

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Matt Lingard
8:37am 6 October 2009


This is quite tough as overall I'm still a bit uncertain as to where cloudworks fits.  I initially saw it as a repository and still do to a certain extent but since its use around ALTC 2009 & the recent Twitter / blogging discussion I'm seeing it slightly differently.  My three words would be:

  • discussion
  • aggregator*
  • repository

*Possibly not the best term but I like that Cloudworks pulls together resources, discussion, references etc.

Antonella Esposito
9:37am 6 October 2009


I'm a newcomer as a user (participant? cloudworker?) in Cloudworks, but I have already become addicted. I agree with your three words to idenify its activities/"can do". I see it also as:

- a news bulletin for elearning events;

- a scholars' cafè with easy access for everyone (me too!)

- a brainstorming area for specific projects;

- a personal shared notepad for your early ideas;

- an opportunity to "beta-test" your design outlines (although this is less apparent than the above features).

There signs towards an use of Cloudworks as a lab for open scholar's practices. It would be great to see initiatives to pilot open teaching too.

Gráinne Conole
6:17pm 6 October 2009


cristinacost @gconole #cloudworks = sharing ; content ; open ...

Gráinne Conole
6:18pm 6 October 2009


From Martin Weller: Social, academic, development

Gráinne Conole
6:20pm 6 October 2009


Dominic Newbould: Neat, accessible, thought provoking

Gráinne Conole
6:20pm 6 October 2009


Matt Lingard:  discussion, aggregator, repository

Gráinne Conole
6:22pm 6 October 2009 (Edited 6:22pm 6 October 2009)


Antonello Esposito: news bulletin, scholars' cafè, brainstorming area, personal shared notepad, opportunity to "beta-test"  design outlines

Gráinne Conole
6:28pm 6 October 2009


Antonella- a vision of open practice would be so so wonderful!!!  Very much part of our ultimate thinking.

Sheila MacNeill
1:09pm 7 October 2009 (Edited 1:09pm 7 October 2009)


Developing, open, collective

Gráinne Conole
9:10am 8 October 2009


Gráinne Conole: social, interactive, evolving

Gráinne Conole
1:02pm 8 October 2009


Patrick McAndrew: Flexible, open and interesting

Gráinne Conole
1:05pm 8 October 2009


Rebecca Galley: Engaging, collaborative and evolving

Gráinne Conole
1:12pm 8 October 2009


Juliette Culver: Crowdsourcing, social, open

Gráinne Conole
1:17pm 8 October 2009


Doug Clow: Openness, teaching and learning

Gráinne Conole
1:21pm 8 October 2009 (Edited 1:20pm 3 February 2010)


Elpida Makriyannis: social, research, different views

Gráinne Conole
1:22pm 8 October 2009


Chris Pegler: Community, serendipity, connections

Gráinne Conole
1:24pm 8 October 2009 (Edited 1:20pm 3 February 2010)


Giota Alevisou: Social, resourceful/resource, a network

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