Adobe just announced that it has acquired Behance, a New York-based online platform where creative professionals can showcase their portfolios and where businesses can find talent. The site currently has about 1 million members and hosts over 3 million projects. Adobe plans to integrate Behance’s community and portfolio capabilities with its recently launched Creative Cloud service, “allowing members to seamlessly create content, seek feedback, showcase their work and distribute it across devices.” The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
When confined to physical classroom, many students have had the tendency to daydream beyond the standard four walls. While many a thought may have ventured to being up in the clouds, the concept of the classroom in the cloud actually has a very different meaning. In fact, as a result of leveraging the capabilities of cloud computing services students can now broaden their horizons both literally and figuratively.
A recent Alcatel-Lucent (News – Alert) white paper, A Classroom In The Cloud, explores this concept in depth. It highlighs the possibility of a new business model for educators that builds on the infrastructure of service providers to create an expansive new education platform where the sky is the limit. It is an approach that promises to reduce costs, improve engagement (a reduction in daydreaming) and can actively measure each student’s success — giving parents greater peace of mind.
Full Text: Enabling the Classroom in the Cloud.