Learning in the Air: Benefits of cloud-based collaboration in a business writing class
Charlie Lin, Jenny Wang, National Formosa University, Taiwan ; Wayne Yu, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Cloud computing technologies, such as Google Docs, Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox, and Microsoft Windows Live, have become increasingly appreciated to the next generation digital learning tools. Cloud computing technologies encourage students’ active engagement, collaboration, and participation in their learning, facilitate group work, and support knowledge or information sharing among students. With the cloud features, learning can be accessed anywhere at any time and the world can be a classroom. Students can learn from anywhere and teachers can teach from anywhere. Cloud-based app features such as convenient and on-demand network access to a shared pool of files are indeed providing support for learning and instruction. Learning is now turned into anywhere learning and collaboration, both locally and globally. This study focuses the scope of potential of these cloud technologies for future educators to develop an understanding of how they can be embraced into the instruction.
Lin, C., Wang, J. & Yu, W. (2014). Learning in the Air: Benefits of cloud-based collaboration in a business writing class. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 1178-1183). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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