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ELESIG CloudQuest

Discover Cloudworks and how ELESIG can use it.

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22 April 2010

This is a type of activity invented by Grainne Conole and based on the idea of a webquest. It provides a lighthearted way of exploring and getting to know the Cloudworks site and sharing findings. The aim is to explore the site and to give you an idea of what it contains and how it can be used, especially for ELESIG.


  • If you haven't already done so, create a Cloudworks account (you can view anything on the site, but to post comments or add anything you need an account)

  • Spend a max of fifteen minutes exploring Cloudworks  - suggested strategies - browse clouds and cloudscapes, enter keywords such as ELESIG in search, explore by tags (ELESIG, student experience or any other of interest to you), look at individual people's profiles

  • You may wish to open your search in a new tab or page in your browser so that you can easily navigate back to this cloud

  • If you are new to Cloudworks you might like to take a look at the ELESIG – Introductions Cloudscape and the Help clouds and cloudscapes off it.


  • How many people with the firstname "Suzanne" are registered with Cloudworks?

  • How many people are registered with Cloudworks from the University of Nottingham?

  • How many people are following Helen Beetham?

  • Name three of the people ELESIG is following. [Please keep a note of any other people ELESIG should follow]

  • Find an interesting cloud on learner experience

  • How many clouds are in the ELESIG - Resources cloudscape?
  • Find a cloudscape that was set up for a conference

  • Find a cloud you think is particularly interesting, say why you like it

  • What can you find in the site on interviewing tools?

  • What kinds of clouds and cloudscapes have been tagged with the word "open"?

  • What's the latest cloud that has been added to the site?

  • What three words would you use to describe cloudworks?

And finally...

  • Keep a note of your findings to share.

  • What do you think of Cloudworks and how ELESIG is using or could be using it? Add your comments here below under Discussion, but note that anything you post here is open for anyone to see.

  • Comment as appropriate on entries on the discussion.

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Shalni Gulati
12:14pm 29 April 2010

Searching for Helen: the search results do not highlight the word 'Helen' ; the limitation is that you have to open each link to look for the word 'Helen' and to see if that is the 'Helen' you were looking for!

Shalni Gulati
12:17pm 29 April 2010

Malcolm and Followers: Malcolm is following 49 people and is being followed by 7 people. Limitation: Search does not open in a new tab.. or we doing something wrong.

Shalni Gulati
12:22pm 29 April 2010

5 people are in Cloudscape from Ox Brookes Uni

You can find them here

Limitation: It would be useful to have a dropdown menu from the People link

Icus Beck
10:19am 8 September 2010

I count 6 suzannes!

Maryse Fisher
10:19am 8 September 2010

6 people named suzanne

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