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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Today's newsletter is a little light and a little early, but it will allow ourselves to catch our collective breath after two fairly deep videos on the use of the cloud in learning technology. Today we catch up with some posts from participants and some general resources describing and defining the cloud.

Right after I send this newsletter out I am going to the dentist and then directly to the airport. I'll be in flight all night and all day tomorrow so there might not be a newsletter. I still want to wrap up this week;s topic, though, so there will be one more newsletter on cloud some time over the next few days.

Remember, this MOOC is only as good as all of you make it. The harvester is harvesting and I'm watching for your articles and posts. Also, the #el30 hashtag is active on Twitter. And if you want to review, you can view all the course videos (including yesterday's conversation with Tony Hirst) on the website.


What is Cloud Computing in Simple Terms? Definition & Examples
Bojana Dobran, PhoenixNAP, 2018/11/01

"Did you know that the monthly cost of running a basic web application was about $150,000 in 2000? Cloud computing has brought it down to less than $1000 a month. For businesses, cloud computing means improved collaboration and productivity, as well as significant cost reductions. It means better data protection, improved availability, and expanded access to cutting-edge technologies."

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Cloud Computing

Describes cloud computing and explains the benefits, concerns, types of cloud computing and what to consider when moving your business to the cloud. Part of Ontario’s E-Business Toolkit.

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Cloud Adoption Strategy: 2018 update
Government of Canada, 2018/11/01

Cloud computing can be compared to public utilities that deliver commodities such as electricity. Instead of buying and running infrastructure itself, an organization buys computing power from a provider. Much like electricity in a home, cloud computing is on-demand and the consumer pays for what they use. The cost of the infrastructure used for delivery (storage and services in the case of cloud computing, hydro poles and power lines in the case of electricity) is covered by the charges to the consumer.

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Indiewebifying This Site
Roland, Learning with Moocs, 2018/11/01

So I installed the IndieWeb plugin and it authenticates me on Indielogin – I only had to enter my domain name learningwithmoocs.com. Also other members of the IndieWeb-universe were able to comment on this site just by commenting on their own site. So far so good, but it’s still useful to consult the Getting Started […]

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Listening Lightly, Learning Out Loudly: Thinking Out Loud, Actually.
tellio, Impedagogy, 2018/11/01

I have been taking Harold Jarche’s Personal Knowledge Mastery course as part of my professional development. My university paid for the PD just as they would for anyone going to a conference. Considering how strapped we have become, I consider it a minor miracle and am grateful to my department head, Rob Hale, for approving … Continue reading "Listening Lightly, Learning Out Loudly: Thinking Out Loud, Actually."

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#El30 Introductory Post
daveymoloney, Davey Moloney, 2018/11/01

I'm probably a little late to the eLearning 3.0 MOOC (#EL30) party, nonetheless, I'm hoping to try to avail of this opportunity to learn from Stephen Downes' MOOC and from the network of experienced people created from the Connectivist learning approach that he employs (more info. here and here). It's already clear to see a diverse, energetic, knowledgeable network emerging in the course feeds area and I hope to contribute to this community where I can. At least this blog post should allow me to submit my feed for RSS syndication!

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Please note: these posts were added to the newsletter using the harvester. Apologies if I missed you. Don't forget, you can submit your feed here!. The 'Submit Feed' link also appears on the course menu. We've had a number of submissions so far (and I've added the feeds where I've found posts to list for this week). You can see them on the Feeds Page.

Course Newsletter RSS

A course RSS feed is now available. Now you don't need to read the newsletter or even visit the website - you can take this course from the comfort of your own feed reader, WordPress, gRSShopper application, or whatever. Here it is: https://el30.mooc.ca/course_newsletter.xml


We have two tasks to choose from for this week:
  1. Subscribe to the course feeds - using the feed reader of your choice (here's a selection) use the course OPML file (here it is) to subscribe to the course feeds. To get a badge you'll need to show you've done this, maybe by writing a blog post).
  2. Create a task - using a blog or some other sort of online application, create a task for participants in this course. You can do this any time through to the end of the course, so be sure to specify which course module it applies to (if you are not providing a feed to be harvested, you can email the url to me (I'll be setting up a 'task submission form' soon).