Navigating the Educational Cloud

  • Russell Boyatt
  • Jane Sinclair
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 173)


Cloud computing provides a framework which can support many new possibilities for teaching and learning. Cloud-based services and applications are increasingly used by educational establishments to support many aspects of general and educational activity. There is also increasing emphasis on independent learning and open resources. The first part of this paper reviews current published work relating to education and the cloud. One noticeable aspect is that while there is a good deal written about infrastructure, technology and applications there is currently very little on pedagogy. The second part of the paper considers one aspect of this relating to conceptual understanding and navigating resources. We outline our work on a concept-based approach to user-assessment, recommendation and adaptation and consider how this can be used to match resources to an individual’s needs.


Cloud Computing Cloud Service Mobile Learning Open Educational Resource Concept Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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