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Riding A Google Wave - E Dayz09


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Cloud-computing applications are increasingly being used to enhance collaboration in educational settings. Google Apps is one of the most popular suites of applications in that area offering free tools for Education & Training. The latest of these tools (currently still in limited release) is Google Wave. Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration and this presentation will provide an overview and some practical tips on integration into Moodle, Mahara etc.

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Riding A Google Wave - E Dayz09

  1. 1. 11/1/2009 Riding a Google Wave   Cloud Collaboration in an Educational Setting Leo Gaggl - Chief Propellerhead Educational Technologies eDayz 2009 Conference - Adelaide
  2. 2. 11/1/2009 THIS PRESENTATION IS: made in the shared in the hosted about the
  3. 3. 11/1/2009 <ul><ul><li>Working on an online shared version of a document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working without having to worry about the software installed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing by design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software as Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding death by email </li></ul></ul>WHAT IS CLOUD COLLABORATION Photo credit (Creative Commons):
  4. 4. 11/1/2009 COMPARING COLLABORATION MODELS Photo credit (Creative Commons): on-par-email-vs-collaboration-par-wiki
  5. 5. 11/1/2009 <ul><ul><li>Collaboration as skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost / target spending </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student mobility / expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost  </li></ul></ul>WHY SHOULD I CARE ? Photo credit (Creative Commons):
  6. 6. 11/1/2009 THE MAIN CONTENDERS <ul><ul><li>Google Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Live </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zimbra </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 11/1/2009 THE CROWD
  8. 8. 11/1/2009 GOOGLE APPS <ul><ul><li>Mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Docs (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Form) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts / Mobile / Admin Tools </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 11/1/2009 INTEGRATION IN EDUCATION SYSTEMS <ul><ul><li>Integrated authentication (SSO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mashup (embed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repository approach </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 11/1/2009 WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE ? LIVE DEMO
  11. 11. 11/1/2009 THE WAVE IS COMING <ul><ul><li>online REAL-time communication and collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combines document collaboration, chat & presence (via XMPP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Death of Email&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki on Steroids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Ability to &quot;replay&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 11/1/2009 SHOW ME THE WAVE LIVE DEMO
  13. 13. 11/1/2009 RISKS & DANGERS <ul><ul><li>No Internet Connection ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free ? What is in it for them ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who owns data ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where is data ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes in pricing ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy ?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work in the clouds - but make sure to back up on the ground ! </li></ul></ul>Photo credit (Creative Commons):
  14. 14. 11/1/2009 ALTERNATIVES <ul><ul><li>Internal Collaboration Software  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filesharing Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Status quo </li></ul></ul>Photo credit (Creative Commons):
  15. 15. 11/1/2009 WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON
  16. 16. 11/1/2009 Practical Educational 'Mashups' <ul><ul><li>Google Apps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Live@ED: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zimbra: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wave extensions: </li></ul></ul>LINKS & REFERENCES
  17. 17. Practical Educational 'Mashups' <ul><ul><li>Twitter: leogaggl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype: leogaggl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> leogaggl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twine: leogaggl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wave: leogaggl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul></ul>QUESTIONS ? IDEAS ? COMMENTS ?