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Activity: Cloudquest challenge (Brisbane workshop)

Cloud created by:

Gráinne Conole
20 February 2011

This activity is a variant on the idea of a webquest, it provides a fun ways of exploring 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.


  • 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 stategies - browse clouds and cloudscapes, enter keywords in search, explore by tags, 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 our 'using cloudworks cloudscape'.


  • How many people are registered with cloudworks from "The Open University"?
  • How many people with the firstname "Patrick" are registered with cloudworks?
  • How many people are following Rebecca Galley?
  • Name three of the people Juliette Culver is following
  • Find an interesting cloud on collaborative learning
  • Find a cloudscape that was set up for a conference
  • Find a cloud you thiink is particularly interesting, say why you like it
  • What can you find in the site on mindmapping tools?
  • What kinds of clouds and cloudscapes have been tagged with the word "twitter"?
  • What's the latest cloud that has been added to the site?
  • What is the latest link that has been added to the flash debate cloudscape?
  • What three words would you use to describe cloudworks?
  • What can you find on OER on the site?

And finally...

  • Post your thoughts here 
  • Review entries on the forum from others 
  • Vote for your favourite cloud or cloudscape using the survey

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4:39am 21 February 2011

Q1: 214 - The Winning Group

4:40am 21 February 2011

Q2: 10 people named patrick

4:40am 21 February 2011

Q2: 10 people named patrick

4:41am 21 February 2011

Q3: 104 people following Rebecca Galley

4:45am 21 February 2011

Q4: Grainne C, Martin, W and Andrew B

4:48am 21 February 2011

Conference cloudscape :ConnectEd Design conference

4:50am 21 February 2011

Cloud: spatial citizenship: Would be of real interest to GPEM students and staff to discuss and develop competences associated with spatial citizenship and the learning and teaching issues facing those in education.

4:55am 21 February 2011

Use in academic, how Twitter works, and various other topics

4:56am 21 February 2011

Open  scholarship in the age of digital competition. by Grainne Conole

Alan Cody
4:57am 21 February 2011

1. 214

2. 8

3. 104

4. Grainne Conole, Martin Weller, Andrew Brasher

5. Using LAMS for Collaborative Learning

6. EdMedia Conference

7. Second Life Physics: Virtual, Real or Surreal - it is a great sounding name.

8. Semantic Adaptivity & Social Netowrking in PLN's and We are all learnings and teachers. Is technology...

9. Lists, examples in use.

10. Twitter in Classroom; Using twitter in cloudworks; 100 serious tips for academics; Mobile technologies, special interest group, themes

11. Conole Seminar: Open Scholarship in the age of digital competition.

12. We are all learners and teachers. is technology blurring the boundary between the two?

13. Open, networked, immediate

14. lots

4:58am 21 February 2011

Latest link in Flash debate cloudscape

  • LaGet Granular on Twitter – Tweets from a Conference and their Limited Usefulness for Non-Participants
    added to Backchannels by on 13 October 2010
  • Phillip
    4:59am 21 February 2011

    Three words describing -




    5:00am 21 February 2011


    Search results for 'OEr'


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