Michael Rees
Linking the crowd with the cloud

This domain is used to store my thoughts and comments about the ongoing evolution of cloud computing and the development, deployment and effect of cloud apps.

See my first MOOC available to all: The Cloud and You
The companion The Cloud and You Kindle book for the MOOC is available: Amazon US store, Amazon Australia store

Of particular interest is the effect of cloud apps in the area of educational technology to enhance learning at all levels of education K-12, higher and life-long education. Cloud apps are also central to social media and how it is used to build and sustain online communities of all types.

Cloud-capable devices span the complete spectrum of hardware from remote sensors, hand-held smartphones and tablets, ultra-lightweight netbooks, laptops and desktops. Designing and implementing cloud apps to support the full cloud device spectrum is challenging and requires the intelligent leveraging of modern operating systems and web technology such as HTML5, CSS3, and split client and server architectures to maximise the benefits of both.

The specialised blog to support this cloud activity is at blog.cloudscholar.com

See also the Google+ page