UCISA Social Media for Training - What Does Google+ Mean for Me?

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These are the slides from my talk on Google+ at the UCISA "Social Media in Training" event, hosted by the University of Salford at MediaCityUK in April 2012. For more information please see …

These are the slides from my talk on Google+ at the UCISA "Social Media in Training" event, hosted by the University of Salford at MediaCityUK in April 2012. For more information please see http://lanyrd.com/cfrkc and http://martinh.net

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  • 1. What Does Google+ Mean for Me?+Martin Hamilton, Loughborough University+Ross Mahon, GoogleUCISA Using Social Media for Training event#UCISASoMeThese slides: http://goo.gl/81Dyi
  • 2. What is Google+ ? Circles help you organize everyone according to your real life connections Hangouts let up to 10 people video conference at no charge Hangouts with Extras - this is a testbed for new features Stream lets you have conversations and share information with circles Search allows you to search Google+ posts, Google+ people, and the web Profile lets you control how you apear on Google services across the web Instant Upload automatically sends photos and videos to a private album Messenger allows you to bring people together for group mobile messaging Google+ Pages shared spaces for brands, organizations etc
  • 3. Why Should I Care?0 to 170m users in 1 year~120 integrations withother Google products850K Android activationsper dayAvailable with institutionalGoogle Apps domains
  • 4. Joining Google+
  • 5. Creating a Profile
  • 6. Google+ is Just Beginning YouTube Search Gmail Gmail
  • 7. Privacy on Google+
  • 8. Google+ in EducationTeaching & learning, research, support Google Confidential and Proprietary
  • 9. Create a brand presencewith Pages
  • 10. A lightweight blog?
  • 11. Some Education Use CasesRemote IT support (platform neutral)Engaging with pre-sessional students,alumni, student clubs and societiesOnline tutorial groups, part time distancelearners, working over multiple campusesInter-institutional research collaboration,developing papers and funding proposals
  • 12. Google+ for Apps DomainsOptional - users have to sign up individuallyCan share posts with the whole domain, e.g.everyone at Loughborough UniversityCircles != GroupsDeath of the VLE predicted :-)
  • 13. Wrapping Up Google Confidential and Proprietary
  • 14. ConclusionsGoogle+ is "social spine", cutting across thewhole range of Google servicesNuanced approach to privacy and sharingGoogle are very keen to develop the servicebased on your feedbackYou (still) aint seen nothing yet!
  • 15. Search, plus Your World
  • 16. Following Sharing withGoogle+ Ripples
  • 17. What Does Google+ Mean for Me?+Martin Hamilton, Loughborough University+Ross Mahon, GoogleUCISA Using Social Media for Training event#UCISASoMeThese slides: http://goo.gl/81Dyi