Integrating Cloud Services to Support the Formation of Informal Learning Groups

Adam Giemza, Marc Jansen, H. Ulrich Hoppe

Abstract

Cloud Services like Google Drive, Brainstormer, Doodle are meanwhile frequently used as tools for learning in various contexts. They provide storage facilities, production tools and particularly also coordination support. The management of these heterogeneous tools is a challenge for the individual users as well as for the usage in groups. This paper presents a mobile application to support the learners in the formation of informal learning groups and integrates heterogeneous cloud services to support group formation and further group work in a campus environment. Furthermore, this paper tackles the ambiguity of the term cloud application and tries to provide a definition and discusses the process of bringing the Brainstormer web application into the cloud for integration with the mobile application.

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Giemza A., Jansen M. and Ulrich Hoppe H. (2013). Integrating Cloud Services to Support the Formation of Informal Learning Groups . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: WCLOUD, (CSEDU 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 724-730. DOI: 10.5220/0004455307240730


in Bibtex Style

@conference{wcloud13,
author={Adam Giemza and Marc Jansen and H. Ulrich Hoppe},
title={Integrating Cloud Services to Support the Formation of Informal Learning Groups},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: WCLOUD, (CSEDU 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={724-730},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004455307240730},
isbn={978-989-8565-53-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: WCLOUD, (CSEDU 2013)
TI - Integrating Cloud Services to Support the Formation of Informal Learning Groups
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Giemza A.
AU - Jansen M.
AU - Ulrich Hoppe H.
PY - 2013
SP - 724
EP - 730
DO - 10.5220/0004455307240730