Cloudbook about Cloudbooks explains what a Cloudbook is and how it compares to printed books and eBooks. We’ll explore the unique features of a Cloudbook and discuss the many ways a Cloudbook can be used by at least four groups of people: students, teachers, sales & marketing professionals and operations professionals. Because of the way Cloudbooks can be organized, there are a number of ways each of these groups can use the Cloudbooks to learn and teach.
For students, we’ll show you how you can use a Cloudbook for self-study or to organize a study group. For teacher or professors we’ll show you how you could teach a 1-day class, a semester class in an augmented or flipped classroom. Since we now know professionals always need to be learning, we’ll show you how sales & marketing professionals, research & development and operations professionals can learn. In each of these cases we’re going to use a trilogy of books entitled Cloud Computing Trilogy as an example of what can be done.
Finally, some of you may see the power of Cloudbooks and want to author your own so the last chapter will focus on how to author a Cloudbook. While Cloudbooks are enormously flexible, we’ll make some style guide suggestions to help make what you’re trying to teach even more powerful.
In the end, we hope you learn something about Cloudbooks, and how they take the next step beyond eBooks such as the Amazon Kindle and an idea Gutenberg started many years ago.
- Number of Chapters: 6
- Watch: 36 mins of combined video
- Read: 5,384 words in total
- Tell: 57pictures from the book you can use to discuss
- Language: English
- Publisher: Cloudbook, Inc.; (Initially published May 7, 2012)
- Current Version: 3.0 (Last Updated: April 22, 2015)
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"It’s monumental…awesome… love the format - it's way cool""
- Toby Redshaw, former American Express EVP and CIO
|1. What is a Cloudbook||We'll provide an overview of what is a Cloudbook and how it differs from physical books and eBooks.|
|2. For Students||Every student is use to purchasing books before the beginning of a semester or quarter. There have been innovations in renting books (e.g. Chegg) as well as getting books as eBooks or even PDF documents.|
|3. For Professors||In almost every class, the professor has a textbook or at least a set of notes. This chapter is intended to help educators, whether in a community college or a graduate program in a major university, think about how they can use Cloudbooks to teach classes in a different way.|
|4. For Sales and Marketing||If you’re a sales and marketing professional, you might agree in today’s environment learning on the job is important. For instance, we continue to see so many new technical innovations. As a result, people who are at the leading edge of their profession really need to think about how they are going to learn to stay current on topics that are evolving rapidly around them.
|5. For Operations Professionals||This chapter is devoted to how operations professionals -- for instance, those in finance, information technology, human resources and operations --
and discusses some ways these operations professionals can use Cloudbooks to learn.
|6. For Authors||For those of you who now appreciate the advantages of Cloudbooks you might consider authoring your own book. This chapter discusses the key aspects of creating a Cloudbook. We have some unique advantages versus traditional books.|