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School on the Cloud – Connecting Education to the Cloud for Digital Citizenship (SoC) is an ICT network. SoC explores new dynamic ways in education that align with the way we think, share, learn and collaborate, across various sectors, by exploiting the opportunities arising from the Cloud.

 

The Network is funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme, Key Activity 3 – ICT Networks, with a duration of 3 years (01/01/2014 – 31/12/2016).

 

Network Origins:

 

The SoC Network was the result of three international activities:

 

The Digital-Earth.eu Comenius Multilateral Network: Developments in Cloud-based technologies resulted in many new opportunities to introduce and implement Digital Earth information in school education. This project explored ways Cloud-based digital technologies could be implemented in STEM (and other) subject areas. Many active partners of the Digital-Earth Network collaborated to establish some of the ideas which led to the creation of the SoC Network.

 

CEDEFOP Study Visit: A CEDEFOP study visit for ICT experts in education took place in Cordoba (Spain) in April 2012. Networking resulted in many of the core group of SoCpartners working on the development of the network concept.

 

Preparatory Visit: The SoC core group of partners followed the CEDEFOP meeting up with a Preparatory Visit also financed by the European Commission. This was held at Doukas School, Athens in November 2012. The meeting clarified the goals, products and issues SoC should address.

 

Network Aims:

 

School on Cloud network will:

 

  • undertake research and publish the “state of the art”;

  • examine pedagogical approaches;

  • produce guidance resources for teachers and teacher educators;

  • establish 4 working groups to look at management, teaching, learning and Cloud-based digital futures;

  • create a School on Cloud Web site with services offering access to materials, an online community, training opportunities and SoC products, research reports, resources etc;

  • disseminate School on Cloud and widen the community via the extended networks of partners.

 

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. 

 

This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

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