School on Cloud is an ICT network funded by the European Union Lifelong Learning program that focuses on the impact of the Cloud and apps on education. The Network explores the new dynamic ways to educate that aligns with the way we think, share, learn and collaborate outside of the classroom, across various education sectors. It consists of 57 Partners, most of whom are leaders in their educational sectors. The Network aims to have considerable impact through the work of four interrelated thematic working groups: (i) WG1: Transition from ground to Cloud; (ii) WG2: i-Teacher – innovative teacher; (iii) WG3: Integrating the Cloud and personalisation in formal and informal education; and (iv) WG4: Future perspectives. Each of the working groups (WGs) focuses on their own activities and deliverables, meeting and working to examine the state of the art, produce information, reports and guidelines, and reporting back to the main network conference. EUC has been actively participating in the activities of WG4, which seeks to evaluate mid– to long-term future developments as they relate to education and cloud technology. WG4 deals with topics like (i) the role, the processes and the impact of open (education) resources through the cloud; (ii) the availability of free and available information using the cloud; (iii) new generation tools for the cloud, communicating and publishing on the Cloud; and (iv) resultant issues such as ethics and IPR.
Funding Organization: European Commission – Lifelong Learning Program, Development of Innovative ICT-Based Content, Services, Pedagogies and Practice for Lifelong Learning Multilateral Network (543221-LLP-1-2013-1-GR-KA3-KA3NW)
Project duration: January 2014 – December 2016
Project Website: http://schoolonthecloud.eu/