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These are the slides from my talk on Google+ with Google’s William Florance at the UCISA Using Social Media to Communicate workshop. You can find out more and watch a video of the talk at ...

These are the slides from my talk on Google+ with Google’s William Florance at the UCISA Using Social Media to Communicate workshop. You can find out more and watch a video of the talk at http://blog.martinh.net/2012/01/making-most-of-google.html

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    UCSOC12: Making the Most of Google+ UCSOC12: Making the Most of Google+ Presentation Transcript

    • Making the Most of Google++Martin Hamilton, Loughborough University+William Florance, GoogleUCISA Using Social Media to Communicate event#ucsoc12These slides: http://goo.gl/wiya9
    • 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 let you share Google Docs or your screen as well Stream lets you have conversations and share information with circles Search allows you to search Google+ posts, Google+ people, and the web Profile is the way you represent yourself on Google products 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 allow you to create a Google+ page for your organization
    • Joining Google+
    • Creating a Profile
    • Your Google Profile
    • Mobile as 1st Class Citizen ● Participate in Hangouts ● Location based services ● Instant upload of photos and videos ● 700,000 Android activations per day ○ Google+ signup as part of Ice Cream Sandwich activation
    • Privacy on Google+
    • Google+ is Just Beginning YouTube Gmail Search Gmail
    • Google+ in EducationTeaching & learning, research, support Google Confidential and Proprietary
    • Create a brand presencewith Pages
    • A lightweight blog?
    • Some Education Use Cases ● Remote IT support (platform neutral) ● Engaging with pre-sessional students, alumni etc ● Online tutorial groups, part time distance learners, multiple campuses ● Inter-institutional research collaboration, developing papers and funding proposals ● Promoting your "brand" ● Student clubs and societies
    • Google+ for Apps Domains ● Entirely voluntary - domain admin has to enable, and users have to opt in ● Can share posts with the whole domain, e.g. everyone at Loughborough University ● Circles != Groups ● Death of the VLE predicted :-)
    • Online Collaboration Pilot
    • Future Directions
    • Wrapping Up Google Confidential and Proprietary
    • Conclusions● Google+ isnt "just" a social network ○ It cuts across the whole range of Google services● Nuanced approach to privacy and sharing● Google are very keen to develop the service based on your feedback● You aint seen nothing yet!
    • Search, plus Your World
    • Ripples
    • More information about Google+ To create an account visit www.google.com/+ To start using it To create a Google+ page for an organization visit plus.google.com/pages/create To learn more about Google+ for the university community, visit www.google. For more com/+/learnmore/universities information For help, visit the Google+ Support at www.google. com/support/plus
    • Making the Most of Google++Martin Hamilton, Loughborough University+William Florance, GoogleUCISA Using Social Media to Communicate event#ucsoc12These slides: http://goo.gl/wiya9