Review of Google Docs as Instructional Tool

Video Review Scope Google Apps for Education is a suite of cloud-based applications provided free of charge to educational institutions for their students and faculty. Among the applications are Gmail (email), Docs (word processing), Drive (cloud-based storage), Site (web pages), Slides (presentations), Sheets (spreadsheets), and Calendar (Google, ca. 2014a). This review addresses the individual and…
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Authentic Learning & Google Drive

Rowe, M., Bozalek, V., & Frantz, J. (2013). Using Google Drive to facilitate a blended approach to authentic learning: Authentic learning and Google Drive. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(4), 594-606. doi:10.1111/bjet.12063 Introduction This article “describes the use of Google Drive to create a blended learning environment” in which  “students completed authentic tasks that aimed…
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Reading Notes: The Rise of the Network Society

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A text about network connectivity offered quite a few connections to aspects of my “real” (really virtual?) life outside of academe. Higher Education OK, so this isn’t exactly part of life outside academe. It’s the staff side of my professional position that drew a connection to the economic value of higher education in Castells’ (2010)…
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