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Cloud based learners leaving our domain...

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Started by Claire Buist 25 Oct 2013 7:50pm () Replies (8)

I have also posted this in the e-learning leadership forum...

I wonder if anyone can offer suggestions, ideas or epiphenies with regards to Google Apps and students leaving. Our Year 6 children are moving onto schools that are not in the cloud and we will be closing their accounts and removing them from our domain. This is our first set of learners leaving since we have been in the cloud. 

How might schools 'hand over' children's google accounts? We are contemplating making copies and then making their caregivers owners of their docs or putting them onto a USB. 

I'd appreciate any insights...


  • Claire Buist (View all users posts) 26 Oct 2013 10:12am ()

    Hi Grant! Cool

    We have been having regular meetings for parents throughout the year as the transition to the cloud snow balled across the school. This week we will have a meeting for parents again to see what they prefer. I was hoping to offer them a few possibilities but it looks like there are really only two options for us this time around.

    I think my preference is to have each caregiver take ownership of their child's folder in the cloud but the USB might feel more tangible for our first transition. I can only imagine what it will be like after 3-4 years of blogging and storing documents in their clouds! What an amazing portfolio they will have.

    I love that you have shared your thoughts, Grant. I have tended to be a lurker on the VLN but asking a question has proven invaluable!

    Many thanks,


  • Claire Buist (View all users posts) 26 Oct 2013 12:35pm ()

    Thanks, Alannah! I so agree. Could not ever bring myself to delete an individual's blog. I have 3 years of individual blogs floating out there and around a third of them are still being updated. It is the chilren's accounts that we intend to delete once all docs and access to blogs are "handed over". Consultation with the community will hopefully lead to developing a sense of value of the kids' learning... 

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