April 29, 2009
In my Google: The Digital Gutenberg here, I comment about Google’s increasing utility in education. The Google Channel, available on YouTube.com, can serve as a basic course in computer science or it can be a resource for a PhD student. The Google services, when carefully filtered by a professor, can provide a full educational resource. With educational publishers under increasing financial pressure, an online alternative will emerge. Will Google emerge as the dominant player? Who knows?
If you are interested in this aspect of Google, you will find Google Apps Education: The Rise of Cloud Computing on Campus” here a useful Educom session to attend. The angle taken in the article reflects from Google Apps. For me the most interesting comment in the write up was the identification of Jeff Keltner as one of the Googlers playing a role in Google’s educational initiative. His title is Google Applications for Education.
Stephen Arnold, April 29, 2009