Posted August 18, 2007 11:48 am by with 4 comments

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What do the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Clemson University, University of Texas San Antonio, Kennesaw State University and Arkansas State University all have in common? Yesterday they announced the launching of Google Apps Education Edition on all of their campuses. Web-based applications on their university domain will allow students to have access to school-related information on any device, anytime they need it.

Google Apps Education Edition includes the Google Docs & Spreadsheets Program, Gmail, Google Calendar shared calendaring, Google Talk instant messaging and the Google Start Page for a customizable home page on a specific domain.

In an effort to increase awareness, Google kicked off Google@School, which allows educational leaders and IT professionals to hear from other universities that have already made the switch on their campuses.

“Google has always had a close relationship with higher education,” said Jeff Huber, vice president of engineering at Google. “Google Apps Education Edition is a groundbreaking option for universities, and we want to work closely with them to implement smart use of technology for education.”

Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Trinity College in Dublin, Nihon University in Tokyo, Macquarie University in Sydney, and Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara are also beginning to implement Google Apps.

Another important feature of this program is that it will allow students to keep all of their university contacts and information after the graduate. I would have loved to have had this option when I was in school.

  • It’s a pretty logical step for Google to approach the educational market. They do have the right product for the market and the audience provides an interesting conduit into professional and future markets .. as students finish their course and move into jobs are other countries.

  • I could see this happening and it will be a great step towards gearing college students up with successful jobs as well as the training and education that will be gained.

  • OK. Let’s see what’s next. 🙂

  • OUC

    This will be helpful for university students

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