HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions

Session Details

High in the Clouds: Purposing WebApps for Education

TPR1 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

Plaster Student Union 317


Across colleges and large universities everywhere, budgets are tightening and expectations are soaring to meet the demand of Generation Y and above. It's time to get our heads out of the clouds and start taming the cloud - the Web 2.0 cloud.

With the recent advent of Google App Engine, Adobe AIR, and Amazon's S3, Web applications are going portable, and so is the data. No longer shackled to home-brew code and developers, users are flocking to the Web for applications, information, and communication.

This presentation will demonstrate illustrate the tools and resources available to help university developers to tap into the 'cloud' - from file storage, office productivity, online conferences, to social network integration. Use the Flickr API to integrate with news release engine or slideshows on your site, the YouTube API to create a "youUniversity" channel on your site, or the Twitter API to start conversation.


Jonathan Steffens
University of Missouri

To be completed later.