Top 5 Disadvantages Of Cloud Computing While cloud computing and storage is a great innovation in the field of computing, However, there are certain things that you need to be cautious about too. Some may say that there are no down sides to cloud computing, but users should not depend too heavily on these services. Although you may find all you need with a particular service, you have to consider the security and portability it offers and also make contingencies should the service be terminated abruptly. Moreover, an online service is more prone to threats than your PC. Having said that, however, most would agree that with cloud computing, the good outweighs the bad. The main disadvantages are Security and Privacy, Dependency (loss of control), Cost ,Decreased flexibility ,Knowledge And Integration. 1.Security & Privacy The biggest concerns about cloud computing are security and privacy. 2.Dependency (loss of control): 3.Cost Higher costs. 4.Decreased flexibility 5.Knowledge And Integration.
Apps for Education - Perguntas comuns - Ajuda do Google Apps Para se qualificarem ao uso do Google Apps for Education gratuito, é necessário que as organizações atendam a um dos seguintes critérios: Instituição de ensino básico ou instituição educacional superior, sem fins lucrativos, credenciada por uma instituição de reconhecimento geralmente aceita Organização americana, sem fins lucrativos, com status atual de 501(c)(3) e menos de 3.000 usuários. Observação: organizações americanas sem fins lucrativos com mais de 3.000 usuários são qualificadas para o Google Apps for Business com um desconto de 40%. Inscreva-se aqui. Os grupos de estudantes/ex-alunos/pais, organizações religiosas, escolas domésticas ou instituições governamentais que não sejam registradas como 501(c)(3) não estão qualificadas para o Google Apps for Education. Se você for uma associação de ex-alunos, escola paroquial ou laboratório de pesquisas associado a uma escola credenciada, isso o qualificará para o Google Apps for Education.
13 Gmail Plugins You Should Try Right Now - TNW Apps There is no denying the power of Gmail. And armed with a handful of extensions and add-on services, you can really turn Gmail into the ultimate emailing powerhouse. From enhancing and tidying your contacts list, to implementing an elaborate productivity system in your inbox, almost anything’s possible. And because of Gmail’s popularity, the list continues to grow, diversify, giving users countless new ways to make the service even more useful. FollowUp CC While Boomerang is a great plugin for reminding yourself about emails you need to reply to, FollowUp CC takes it one step further, and can send your recipient a gentle reminder that you still haven’t heard from them. There are a variety of ways you can formulate the address, from specifying the length of time to wait or specifying the actual date and time. What’s really cool about the service is the different ways in which it can be used. FollowUp CC comes with a series of plans. CloudMagic Xobni Find Big Mail Scrubly Send Using Gmail
12 Most Basic Tips for Twitter Beginners I tried Twitter for the first time when it was less than a year old. Someone on an online forum was raving about how much they loved it, so I joined. Honestly, I could not understand the attraction. A week or two later, I gave it up because I still did not “get it.” Fast forward three years to when I started blogging. Twitter was already popular and any self respecting blogger was on Twitter. Although Twitter has been around since 2006, there are still many people out there who are not yet tweeting and for whom the attraction of twitter is still a conundrum. 1. Tweets are 140 characters long and your Twitter name is part of those 140 characters. On the other hand, if the name people will remember and associate with you is a bit longer (like mine), the extra few characters may be worth it. 2. When you join twitter, the avatar that comes standard is the dreaded Twitter egg. 3. One of the things people want you to do with their tweets is to retweet (RT) them. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
e-Learning Investment This infoKit was first published in 2004 and is currently being updated. Back in 2004 when we wrote this infoKit, we defined a VLE as – ‘A Virtual Learning Environment is a collection of integrated tools enabling the management of online learning, providing a delivery mechanism, student tracking, assessment and access to resources’. These integrated tools may be one product (eg BlackBoard, Moodle) or an integrated set of individual, perhaps open-source, tools. This definition still holds true with most education providers using a ‘product’ for example Blackboard or Moodle with Web2.0 tools being used to supplement the functionality offered by these systems, but these are often not truly integrated. Although written a few years ago, most of the advice and guidance remains sound. The infoKit aims to enable tutors to make informed decisions, based on sound educational principles, about the use of technology in their teaching and their students’ learning when using a VLE.
O2 learn - Home Help Desk Software | Support Ticket System | Live Chat Support | GrooveHQ.com Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts To use a keyboard shortcut you press a modifier key with a character key. For example, pressing the Command key (it has a symbol) and then the "c" key copies whatever is currently selected (text, graphics, and so forth) into the Clipboard. This is also known as the Command-C keyboard shortcut. A modifier key is a part of many keyboard shortcuts. A modifier key alters the way other keystrokes or mouse/trackpad clicks are interpreted by OS X. Here are the modifier key symbols you may see in OS X menus: Startup shortcuts Press the key or key combination until the expected function occurs/appears (for example, hold Option during startup until Startup Manager appears). Sleep and shut down shortcuts Finder keyboard shortcuts Application and other OS X shortcuts Note: Some applications may not support all of the following application key combinations. *Note: If no text is selected, the extension begins at the insertion point. Universal Access - VoiceOver keyboard commands Full keyboard access
E-Learning Policy Manager This is a new post and will require the E-Learning Policy Manager to be involved in the development and implementation of e-learning policy across the organisation; working with senior academic colleagues to ensure that local strategies for e-learning are suitable and successful, and that the policy and guidance is in place to enable the effective use of technology for learning. You will be required to work across various areas of e-learning: from the use of the VLE, to open educational resources, to policy development around assessment and feedback, social media, copyright and IP as well as working alongside colleagues in the E-Learning Unit to support services with robust policy and guidance, and will work directly to QM's Head of E-Learning. E-Learning is active and healthy at QM, with the variety and volume of use increasing all the time. The post is full time for three years starting as soon as possible. The closing date for applications is Friday 12th August 2011.
How to Get Started With Google+, Your Complete Guide By now, you have all probably heard about the Google+ project , Google’s next attempt at making their network more social. Its goal is to make sharing online more like sharing in real life. If you haven’t gotten your invite just yet, you can in the following quick-look video, and by visiting the Google+ project overview , searchable details and discussion pages. You can also take a demo tour so you can once you are able to join the project. Limited Field Trial Invites If you’re one of the lucky ones, you received an invite for Google+ during their limited field trial. Here is an example email invite to Google+. Whenever you click on the button, you’re taken to the invite screen for Google+. Join Google+ when someone sends you an invite. Two things to note when joining “Things may not always work as intended. There is also a checkbox that says “Google may use my information to personalize content and ads on non-Google websites.” The Welcome Screen Creating Your Profile Adding Connections
Google 2Q results show company thriving under Page SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. CEO Larry Page's traditionally frosty relationship with Wall Street turned into a warm embrace Thursday after the Internet search leader released strong financial results for its latest quarter. The results represented Page's first report card since he became CEO at the start of the second quarter in April, ending the decade-long reign of his mentor, Eric Schmidt. Although he established himself as engineering and entrepreneurial genius as Google's co-founder, Page has made it clear since the company went public in 2004 that he is more interested in innovation than focusing on the short-term earnings targets set by stock market analysts. Page's standoffish attitude had raised concerns that Google might not exceed expectations as consistently as it did under Schmidt. But the second-quarter results at least temporarily erased the doubts about whether Google can thrive under Page's unorthodox leadership.
Tech Tutorials OFSTED Excellence Gateway Assessment is the process by which learners demonstrate their understanding of an area, usually to prescribed national standards. It may include demonstrating competence in practical areas as well as theoretical knowledge. How do your assessment practices compare with that of the most effective provision seen on inspection? The following strengths and areas for improvement have been taken from recent inspection reports across the Ofsted Learning and Skills remit. Common inspection strengths Good assessment planning Good assessment practice Good use of work-based assessment Particularly effective learner-centred assessment Particularly flexible arrangements to support assessment and learning Common inspection areas for improvement Some unsatisfactory assessment practicesSome ineffective assessmentInsufficient assessment feedback Particularly effective practice identified in inspections includes: What could you do next to improve your provision?
Facebook for Education Facebook para Educadores 3 Introdução ao Facebook para Educadores A proliferação de tecnologias digitais, sociais e móveis criou uma culturaem que a juventude participa mais da criação e do compartilhamentode conteúdo, mudando profundamente a maneira como os alunosse comunicam, interagem e aprendem. Em muitos casos, os alunospassam a mesma quantidade de tempo (ou mais) on-line em umambiente de aprendizagem informal interagindo com colegas erecebendo comentários do que passam com seus professores na sala deaula tradicional.Educadores do mundo todo estão percebendo os benefícios positivos darede social na aprendizagem dos alunos e estão elaborando maneirasde integrá-la em seu currículo nacional. Por exemplo, no Plano deEducação em Tecnologia Nacional de 2010 dos Estados Unidos, Transformando a Educação Americana: Aprendizagem Promovida pelaTecnologia , o Ministério da Educação dos Estados Unidos aconselha O Facebook na sala de aula Direto aos fatos: crianças, segurança e rede social