Higher education has seen a move from consumer-level adoption of cloud services to enterprise deployment of full-scale cloud storage and collaboration platforms. Enterprise services can now offer the convenience of cloud storage and collaboration services with single sign-on through the university’s identity management system, integration with other campus services, and contractual assurances of privacy, security, and uptime. The deployment of enterprise cloud storage and collaboration services has introduced new opportunities for how academic assignments are conceived, completed, and submitted. This technology provides the opportunity for students, faculty, and researchers to bring their work wherever they go, access it instantly, and collaborate with colleagues in a private and secure digital environment.
The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.
In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.