Network for Learning says 'moving to the cloud' is on the to-do list for many New Zealand schools. Here's the first of a series of posts I've written for the N4L blog that aim to demystify the cloud and how to make use of it. It's written for a non-technical audience.
"Cloud computing is using remote computers for jobs that were once done by local machines.
We call it cloud because the computers are somewhere else on the internet. Most of the time you don’t need to know where they are.
When the idea was first developed, people would draw diagrams to illustrate how it worked. They used pictures of clouds to show the remote computers could be anywhere. The image and the metaphor stuck."
Read more at The Cloud.