This is a video-lecture on cloud computing. The content is quite basic, with generic and broad concepts and examples, destined to a general audience. There is no technical information for advanced students. This video looks at cloud computing as part of a series on the Internet. The video provides some examples of how cloud computing is now part of our lives.
Type of Material:
Video-lecture combining a "talking head" format with slides.
Apt for Student learning on Computers
The video is available on youtube so a web browser or a specialized app is required.This was run in Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Basics of Computers initiating with Cloud Computing & providing various resources on increasing the knowledge on computers.In the end the user will be familiar with the main concepts of Cloud Computing and will be aware of exemplary sites.The video explains the concept of Cloud Computing from the perspective of an Internet user. There are no learning goals as per se.
Target Student Population:
General audience of non-technical subjects, with very little knowledge of the Internet. This can be used in K-12 segments during a class that introducing about computers. Teachers can refer to it assist in their class
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic computer and Internet operational skills
The video and audio quality is clear and concise and good and the author knows how to explore the video-lecture concept.
The concept is highly relevant
The video can be used in several situations
- A quick 10 seconds could be added to brief about the previous video in the series
- The title 'The Internet (04:05): Cloud Computing' has 'Cloud Computing'. More information at a high level could have been provided on 'Cloud Computing'. Reading the title the viewer could have the expectations on learning about 'Cloud'
It does not provide a full demonstration of the concept It is not grounded in the discipline of computer science it does not include an adequate amount of material
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The content will be highly effective. It provokes the viewer to immediately look at the learning sites
The material does not identify the learning outcomes
It is not easy to integrate into curriculum assignments
It cannot be used to measure student learning outcomes
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The video can be embedded in website or provided as link The material is very easy to use.
The presenter is very good
There are no clear instruction on how to use the material in terms of learning
The presenter is excellent, however, he does not use any interactive media to make the video engaging.
Other Issues and Comments:
A well articulated learning material that glues the learner to the video
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