AtoZ of TEL: Dropbox

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Website: www.dropbox.com

Cost: Free – Upto 2GB

Availability: Accessed via a web browser, can be used as a desktop app for Mac, Windows and Linux, as well as a mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows phones.

What is it?

Dropbox is a cloud storage system that allows you to store 2GB of files; such as photos, documents, videos etc., for free. These files can be shared with others, even those without a Dropbox account or files can simply be saved and backed up in Dropbox. Although there are several cloud storage apps, Dropbox is unique as you can earn more storage space by referring friends (500MB per referral).

How does it work?

Files can be moved from your device (e.g. computer or mobile phone) and stored in Dropbox.

What are the implications for teaching, learning and assessment?

Dropbox can be used to share files within a group for a project or as a site for students to upload work and academics to give feedback quickly.

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