I won't sugar coat it. A family member died on November 8th. This unit was a bit of a write off for me. It is end of November and I am only now just catching up. On thinking about this potentially blank page in my porfolio, all I could think to write was "blah, blah, blah, Google Drive, Dropbox, 365, iCloud, blah, blah, blah". I felt like I had nothing to say. But then I started reading, and ended up turning to the discussion boards and found that I apparently did...though admittedly, what follows won't be particulatory revalatory or critical commentary and/or reflection.....More, just a conversation with myself....
On a lighter note...
And back to my original idea for my post (remember, "blah, blah, blah, Google Drive, Drop Box, 365, iCloud, blah, blah, blah". Yes, I use all of these tools and more. Just look at my Google Drive -
I also use DropBox for personal cloud storage, a paid account with 1TB of storage. I am a sometimes user of Flickr, a more recent user of iCloud, and I am obsessed with Evernote (which I love because I am storing locally AND in the cloud - best of both worlds!).
At work, we are starting to discuss the benefits and concerns/challenges of moving to the cloud (again, see discussion above), and have also started experimenting with some cloud-based web services (Crowdmark, Kountu, Lecture Capture, Digital Learning Object Repositories to name but a few), and the discussions around privacy/security are ongoing.
Where will be end up? Increasingly with our heads in the clouds I bet....
So what did I learn?
In a nutshell, I learned not to jump to conclusions. And, to not minimize my learning to a list of platforms and apps, blah, blah, blah!
Blue Coat Photos (2013). The cloud - abstract stamp [photograph]. CC BY-SA 2.0 Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/inZDRR