Google Wave: Unnecessary Hype or Promising Tool for Teachers
Torsten Reiners, University of Hamburg, Germany ; Karyn Holt, Drexel University, United States ; Dirk Reiß, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
There is not one day without a new interesting service popping up on the Web 2.0 sphere, which could not be integrated into the virtual classroom. Obviously, some applications will get more attention than others because of branding, and Google is no exception with its rich portfolio. Starting with search and its collection of the worlds’ knowledge, Google added different applications each with its own focus but well integrated in the existing suite. Besides continuously updating the feature set, they also created various new products in 2009 like Chrome (OS), Android, Goggle, and Wave. Even though each one in its own is worth exploring, the scope of this presentation will solely be Google Wave: interface, components, basic functionality, and relation to other Google applications will be addressed. Exploration extends further to answer questions like (1) is it worth a look, (2) do we need Google Wave in education, and (3) will it replace traditional communication?
Reiners, T., Holt, K. & Reiß, D. (2010). Google Wave: Unnecessary Hype or Promising Tool for Teachers. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4061-4070). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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