Apps for mobiles have been available for a few years and the market is ever expanding. Both academics and students are struggling to appreciate which apps to purchase to support their learning. The mobile apps for learning blog aim is to provide a review of mobile apps for learning. The blog reviews whenever possible will provide academic and students reflections on the rationale for using a particular apps to support their learning.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Available on iOS and Android
Another Office tool however it
fills the gap of providing MSOffice like functionality (particularly the
toolbar which very similar to MS Office applications) onto your mobile device
in the absence of MS Office app. Plus you can sync the device with Google
Drive, SkyDrive, Box and DropBox, open, edit and save to the drives documents.
The MS Office like functionality is
it reduces the learning curve for
increases the user ability to produces documents with polish on
increase the user ability to
polish Google docs stored on Google Drive
In addition the app opens Open
Office documents, a preferred application for word processing by tech'
students, but consequently cannot be opened and read by their tutor when
digitally submitted on the Institutional desktop or typically on their mobile
devices. Resulting in a delay in providing feedback as;
the tutor bounces the document back; askes the student to export the document
to a more accessible format; the tutor requires a format that can be opened in applications
available to the tutor. For a change I can open the document in CloudOn,
subsequently read, edit, feedback, store and share the document on Google Drive
(as at my employer's institution we provide every student with a Google account).
CloudOn provides the opportunity for
academics to increase our efficiency in feeding back to students, but also increases
the ease of access of providing feedback.
The CloudOn technology is enhancing
the learning process rather than hindering as making it;
However again you are signing up
to a Cloud service, which is not designed for under 18 year old and currently
free. Like all Cloud services their