Description: Google just announced, there are over 10 million students, staff, faculty and alumni that are actively using Apps for Education.
Source: The New York Times – Technology
Just about four years ago, Google launched Apps for Education – a version of Google’s online productivity tools (including Gmail and Google Docs) that is geared towards K12 schools and colleges. Now, Google just announced, there are over 10 million students, staff, faculty and alumni that are actively using Apps for Education. With the beginning of the new school year, Google must have added about 2 million new users, as the company cited 8 million users until just a few weeks ago. Click for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- What is the main attraction of google apps adoption in the educational marketplace?
- Do you feel that accessing software from the Cloud offers the same service and reliability as having the software installed on a hard drive?
- Why would an educational institution not adopt a “cloud” strategy for providing software for their campus?