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Exploring the Effective Use of Cloud Resources in Online Classes

, , University of Nevada, Reno, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-05-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


This article introduces the authors’ experiences to explore effective use of cloud resources in online classes, and to prepare education majors to use and integrate cloud resources into teaching. First, it will summarize the definition of “cloud computing” and introduce some cloud resources. Second, it will demonstrate some specific widely-used cloud tools for teaching and learning. Finally, introduced will be the authors experiences in an advanced technology integration course in which teacher education students (a) evaluated the quality of some cloud resources/tools, and (b) designed technology integration case project with the cloud tools using instructional design theories and models. Tips, cautions, and some common issues in using those cloud tools will be discussed. Analysis of the quality of the tools, and some excellent samples of the design will be presented.


Liu, L. & Lee, A. (2013). Exploring the Effective Use of Cloud Resources in Online Classes. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1235-1242). Las Vegas, NV, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .


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