Google Apps in Higher Education

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Google Apps in Higher Education

  1. 1. catio ns … le A ppli More Goog Use s and Acad emic nd Le arning ru Ryan hing a d by D nter for Teac P resente tor, Ce Co ordina ge.edu rycolle tgome n@mon d ru.rya edu/ct l e. leg om erycol ww w .montg http:// 1
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  3. 3. Agenda 1.  Overview 2.  Technology in the Learning Space Initiative 3.  Google Apps for the Classroom ... Pros and Cons 4.  Top Google Apps for Learning 5.  Questions/Discussion 3
  4. 4. See the academic connections to this initiative: http:// www.montgomerycollege.edu/ ctl/blended/andy/engage.html or http://tinyurl.com/mc-tilsi 4
  5. 5. TILSI Goals •  Increase the use of technology in the classroom to enhance instruction •  Assist faculty in utilizing technology for collaborative, project based assignments •  Nurture a culture of peer training, user- generated content, and universally shared technology resources for faculty 5
  6. 6. About Google •  Comes from the word “Googol’ .. Math term for 1 followed by 100 zeroes. – Company goal is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accepted and useful •  Google Apps are web based (cloud computing) and self-contained within a browser (with some offline usage available) 6
  7. 7. Google In the Classroom •  Pros •  Cons –  Provides a collaborative •  Technology may be space new to students –  Freedom from desktop •  Internet connection is apps ($$$) needed –  Provides all in 1 •  Limited support solution – video, •  Security/privacy pictures, portfolios . . . concerns –  Easier to share •  Applications may be documents discontinued 7 Classroom use assumes students sign up on their own . . . Class specific
  8. 8. Google for Faculty •  Centralized work space promotes social learning . . . peer networks (blogs/ portfolios) •  Requires a shift in behavior (network effect) •  Departmental networks would make it easier for remote collaboration and promote collective intelligence 8
  9. 9. Top 10 Google Applications for Learning •  Google Alerts: •  Google Scholar: www.google.com/alerts www.scholar.google.com/intl/en/ scholar/about – Email updates on searches – Provides a broad way to search scholarly – Alerts are sent when literature new new search results are found – Assists with relevancy – Retrospective vs – Provides peer-reviewed prospective searching papers, theses, books, abstracts 9
  10. 10. Top 10 Google Applications for Learning •  Searches – Book Search – Custom Search •  google.com/coop/cse – Blog Search – Google Search •  Define: pedagogy 10
  11. 11. Better Seen than Described . . •  Google Docs – online productivity suite •  Google Reader – subscribe to blogs •  Google Groups – create online discussions •  Google Maps – virtual field trips/spatial representations of world •  Knol: Unit of knowledge . . . Resembles a wiki but without anonymous comments –  tinyurl.com/q7hdrm •  Google Sites: Template Based web pages 11 –  http://sites.helenbarrett.net/portfolio
  12. 12. Honorable Mention •  Google Translate – Tranlates into 34 languages •  Google Chat/Talk – Free video chat or just text based •  Google Video (YouTube is owned by Google . . . Video sharing) •  Picasa •  Google Sketch-Up 12
  13. 13. Other Promising Factoids •  Google Code: Enterprise application tie-in with Google code •  Google Mobile -- www.google.com/mobile – Allows access via mobile devices – Works with search, maps,YouTube and others •  Google provides a considerable amount of free storage . . . Accessible from anywhere •  Collaboration is becoming an essential workplace skill… Google embodies collaboration 13
  14. 14. Recommendations •  Need to create an action team (end-user architects) to map out high impact functionalities of Google apps for both staff and faculty – Do not rely on end users to learn best practices, we must identify them •  Align roll out of new technology with training . . . This worked well with MS Office 2007 •  Create an opportunity for administrators to learn (at a high . . .Very high) new technologies, they must be conversable in new(er) technologies 14
  15. 15. catio ns … le A ppli More Goog Use s and Acad emic nd Le arning ru Ryan hing a d by D nter for Teac P resente tor, Ce Co ordina ge.edu rycolle tgome n@mon d ru.rya edu/ct l e. leg om erycol ww w .montg http:// 15

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