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A new way of doing things on campus
, , September 16, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to Google, seven of the eight Ivy League universities and 72 of this year’s top 100 U.S. Universities have adopted Google's cloud applications: specifically, GMail, Google Drive, Google Calendar and Google Sites. No doubt may of the students are also using services such as search, Google Docs, and G+. The key for universities is the cloud environment, reducing their infrastructure overhead. Also, says Google, "By going Google, students and teachers have access to a whole new way of doing things: They can better collaborate in and out of the classroom; office hours can be held via hangouts; e-portfolios can be created and maintained in a Google Site; professors can give real-time feedback in a Google document (no red pen necessary); and group projects can take place across continents instead of side-by-side in a library." Via Edudemic.

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