What is the project about?
“Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device.” (Google)
The recent agreement between Google and JANET has meant that Google Apps for Education has now become free for HEIs
Why are we undertaking it?
Staff and Students are increasingly making use of Google’s web based technologies both in their learning at Falmouth and in Creative Industries. Technological change happens at an exponential rate and by substituting some existing technologies with more evolved ones, we might redefine some of our learning and teaching activities. Educational Technology are helping explore these technologies with individuals and teams at Falmouth.
Mark Williams – Learning Technologist
Fine Art 3rd year course team
What will the project achieve?
The project will implement Google Apps at Falmouth and offer a secure platform for those interested to explore new opportunities for collaboration and community initiatives.
When is the project taking place?
The project was given the go ahead in February 2014 and we now have the system in place. The Educational Technology team are exploring partnerships with various user groups and more individuals and groups would be welcome.
Feedback so far has been broadly positive and for one group of users, the collaboration tools are “really helping us manage workloads and resolve issues”
Where can I find out more?
- The paper we presented to our Delivery of Innovation Group
- Our online teaching community (ask firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your login.)
- A post on using Hangouts On Air for DIY streaming
- Google Community for GAFE