Monday, January 22, 2007

E-Loogle / E-Learning With Google

Google is entering the e-Learning market. Google offers the free Google Apps for Education with services like Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Page Creator, and Google start page. According to Google, "you can select any combination of these services, and customize them with your school's logo, color scheme and content. You can manage your users through an easy web-based console or use our available APIs to integrate the services into your existing systems — and it's all hosted by Google, so there's no hardware or software for you to install or maintain".

Google also offers Google for Educators, with services like Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Blogger, Book Search. As decribed by Google, it is "a platform of teaching resources – for everything from blogging and collaborative writing to geographical search tools and 3D modeling software".

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Albin said...

Very interesting!

To be picky, there is a spelling error: "Book serach"!

Analía said...

Hi! I'm an Uruguayan EFL teacher finding new ways to encourage students to write. To do so, we have created two blogs where they are starting to post; however,I think they would feel more motivated if they knew people from around the world visit them and read what they have to say.
Could you help me? Please, visit their blogs and leave a comment. I'll appreciate it.