Monday, 6 June 2016

Google user case studies from Carnegie faculty by Colin Mitchell

Over the last 3-4 years I have been working with different groups of staff and students within the Carnegie faculty (and beyond) to help embed Google Apps for Education in teaching & learning practice. This work has covered many different areas from sign-up sheets to effective course communities, from course team documentation to ePortfolios and many more. We wanted to raise awareness of some of the diverse uses that the Google service can support help others and hopefully spark ideas of how you might use it in your own areas. 

With that in mind and with the specialist skills of my assistant learning technologist, Elliott Link, we created some bite-size videos. These are not 'How to' videos but more 'This is how we have uses it so'. Our aim was to capture some of the real-world stories that highlight how different staff within the Carnegie schools of Education & Childhood and Sport use the same core Google Apps for Education services to help them. The stories include the honest voices of academic and support staff as well as students who are using the service in some way on a day-to-day basis.

Please watch the 3 videos that we produced, we hope you find them useful in some way.

In recent years interest in the Google service and how it can be best used, has increased significantly. A good indicator of this is the current level of enquiries for an upcoming session at the DEAP16 conference that I will be co-presenting entitled 'Using Google Apps to Help You Work More Effectively'. At the last count this session 73 members of staff had already signed-up and it was the fastest session to fill-up (hence the repeat session!) If you're interested in finding out more - you're welcome to sign-up before all the places go!

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