Cloudquest activity The purpose of this activity is to provide a structure for exploring the...
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8 March 2010
The purpose of this activity is to provide a structure for exploring the Cloudworks site and considering how useful a tool it is for you. We will have a quick look at the answers at the end but the review will focus on what you thought about the site and it's potential for the team.
Go to www.cloudworks.ac.uk (the Cloudworks homepage)
Spend a couple of minutes orientating yourselves (What is the site for? Who is it for? Where can I get help should I need it? etc)
Q1: What is the difference between a Cloud and a Cloudscape? (write down a URL for where you find the information)
Q2: How many people from the Open University are registered on the site?
Q3: Find the Cloud entitled ‘Google wave’. List all the different ways someone can add to a Cloud.
Q4: Type the phrases ‘Information literacy’ and/or ‘Digital literacy’ into the search box. How far are the information, ideas and debates around these topics useful and up-to-date? Who is the content aimed at? Course teams, Associate lecturers, Librarians? What are the gaps?
Q5 In groups discuss the ways in which Cloudworks could support the work you do and write these on the post-it notes
Q6 In groups discuss the barriers to using a tool like Cloudworks. And again write these on the post-it notes