Google Classroom – Should You Use It?
AUGUST 28, 2014
As we all know, Google is a force in many different facets of our daily lives. From a formal standpoint, Google scrapped their course builder program in favor of partnering with edX , but they still have other tools that are being leveraged across classrooms big and small. Most notably, the Google Classroom program. This evolution of Google makes sense. online learning
Become a Google power-user
Dont Waste Your Time
MAY 15, 2015
Here are some pointers that’ll save you Googling ‘how to Google’ ” I’ve seen this before, a while ago, and lost it. Related posts: Measuring user engagement by leveraging the power of ‘copy-and-paste’ Google Wheel. Technology Google Infographic Search Search EngineSo here it is, blogged and saved forever! . Power of the Internet.
Google Plus: Initial Impressions
JUNE 30, 2011
It’s been quite an interesting week on the Google front, with the launch of one new service after another. The one making the biggest waves (if you pardon the pun) has been Google+ (plus). Sparks – the content search mechanism is unlike anything I’ve seen; enter an interest into the box and Google fetches web elements that might be related to the interest. Have you tried it?
Google Apps Integration in Moodle
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
This is a new integration between Moodle and Google, allowing you to benefit from the two platforms working seamlessly together. You can choose whether you want to login using Google Apps credentials, Moodle credentials, or an existing identity provider (if your institution has a centralized directory). You will need to centralize the authentication process. Moodle LMS Integrations
7 Secrets for Measuring Training Program ROI with People Analytics
In fact, Google improved overall employee health by reducing the calorie intake of its. Google did this with an initiative called Project Oxygen, and created a list of 8 behaviors that the most successful. At Google, the high-scoring managers saw less turnover. Google executives have calculated the performance differential between an exceptional. 7 Secrets for. obstacle.
Google Course Builder: Initial Review
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
Not too long ago, Google came out with a Course Builder program, designed to allow schools and institutions an easy way to set-up their own MOOC platform. Naturally, I have some high expectations, I mean, this is Google after all. Here’s to hoping that the development doesn’t go the way of Google Sites. Coolhunting. Data Mining with Weka. Data Privacy and Security.
Hopes for #Google #MOOC partnership with #EdX
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
With a bit of a delay some thoughts on Google''s move towards education ( lining up with EdX for the MOOC.org platform ). It does not come as too much of a surprise, as Google has been exploring education for a longer period of time. Another angle which I find of interest is the Google teacher approach: or how to use Google tools for teachers.
Dont Waste Your Time
JULY 29, 2013
Thanks to Sue Beckingham (again) I now have a natty shortened URL for my Google+ account. Yeah, thought so, and by signing in to the website using your Google account you can get (basic) statistics on the use of your URL. Related posts: Multiple Google accounts? Google Chrome Extension: Goo.gl #edtech. ‘Google Maps’ App. Using GPlus.to link]. edtech.
Snagit for Chrome and Google Classroom
AUGUST 11, 2014
This post is part of a series around using TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome with Google Classroom. For those of you in the Google Apps for Education world, youve no doubt been waiting excitedly for the release of Google Classroom. When you create a new assignment with Classroom, you can easily attach content from Google Drive to the assignment.
‘Google Maps’ App
Dont Waste Your Time
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Ever since the upgrade to iOS6 the one thing I, and many more, have missed are the Google Maps. Well, ever since news leaked of Google Maps being ready for the App Store we have been waiting for it’s release. ‘Google Maps’ (iPhone/iPad/iPod) : Thankfully available on the iPhone again, I’ve missed this. ” Google Maps (free): [link].
5 Reasons To Pay Attention To Google Glass
OCTOBER 9, 2013
We've been paying close attention to Google Glass, it is a unique wearable device that offers plenty for learning designers to be excited about. Future Learning Mobile Learning Google Glass Five reasons we think Glass is going to matter: Ubiquitous – always on, always there – we left computers behind on our desks when we left home or work, we carried […].
Announcing Screencasting in Snagit for Google Chrome
MARCH 11, 2014
Screencasting in Google Chrome is here! Screen recording, the most highly anticipated feature in Snagit for Google Chrome , is finally here! At this time, we’re considering the screencasting feature in Snagit for Google Chrome to be in beta. That’s where Snagit for Google Chrome’s tight integration with Google Drive comes in handy. Watch it on YouTube. It’s free!
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
manager 73% Google or. In-Focus. Report. February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. Supported by. www.towardsmaturity.org/in-focus/2016/702010. 70+20+10=100. The Evidence Behind. the Numbers In-Focus: 70+20+10=100. Towards Maturity CIC Ltd. 2016 Page | 2. About this research. . . . Data has been drawn from the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark™. Foreword.
How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google
JANUARY 19, 2016
Be More Google: Using Big Data to Shape the Learner Experience
MAY 6, 2016
The post Be More Google: Using Big Data to Shape the Learner Experience appeared first on HT2. Learning Data Learning Strategy Big Data Ecosystems xAPI
Why Google Will Enter The E-Learning Industry
JANUARY 13, 2013
When you consider that e-learning (and now m-learning) is growing exponentially in terms of revenue generated, it’s not all that inconceivable to think that a juggernaut like Google would enter the fray to get their piece of the pie. Google isn’t really big on making software, so I can’t see them ever entering the rapid e-learning industry, that seems safe to say.
Google Maps + Photos
Dont Waste Your Time
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
I’ve not seen this before – when viewing Google Maps on Streetview you can overlay photos on the view! This is a Streetview of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, with a geo-tagged photo overlaid on the Google view: The Panoramio photos (only these?) Obvious, but Underrated Application for the Classroom; Google Earth. Google Wave in education.
Google Ditches Course Builder, Turns to edX
OCTOBER 2, 2013
Not too long ago, I did a short review of the Google MOOC building platform , Course Builder. The verdict of that review essentially stating that Google has made an “okay” start, but the program could stand a bit of a face-lift. Well, rather than a face-lift, it appears that the Google have decided to scrap the project altogether and head in another direction.
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
help companies like Google and Facebook become leaders in their industry. WHITE PAPER 5 Unknown Ways. You’re Wasting Your. individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders. struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what’s the result? practices. This waste is not a result of one single practice or mistake.
Wearable Technology: Does Google Glass still has the potential to transform Learning?
MARCH 2, 2015
With wearable gadgets like Google Glass, the device can be worn on the head which projects an image onto a transparent screen suspended in front of your eye. But with all the initial hype around Google Glass, all was not looking up for the device. This will also increase the scope of utilizing Google Glass for training and learning – especially in the corporate scenario.
Big Data at Google
JUNE 10, 2014
To see Big Data at work, look to Google, where number-crunching on a massive scale has changed hiring and management practices. Measurements and analytics rule at Google. All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics,” according to Kathryn Dekas, a manager in Google’s “people analytics” team. Google’s conclusions have a bearing on where CLOs should be focusing their efforts. Brainteaser questions have been banned, Google recruiters no longer ask about grades, and you don’t have to have a college degree to land a job. . What do you do?
eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
OCTOBER 16, 2011
An alternative to this would be to use Google to hunt down images that specifically fit how you're going to use them. I've written about this before, but thought it was worth re-hashing since I am asked this quite often. While most of the images you find by doing a normal Google image source are NOT okay to use, that doesn't mean all of them are off limits. by AJ George.
Google’s Glass Project – Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses
APRIL 5, 2012
Google officially announced Project Glass yesterday. You need to be logged into your Google Account to view this post]. Imagine using glasses like this in the workplace; rather than being connected to Google’s services, the glasses connect with your own organization’s web services. Innovation augmented reality Augmented Reality Glasses Google's Glass Project Project Glass
Snagit for Google Chrome Keeps on GIF’ing
JULY 23, 2014
We were GIFen no clues and it’s still a little bit of a secret but the wonderful Kelly Rush , Product Owner of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome , has asked me to GIF some ideas on the feature. What also happens is that the freshly cooked GIF is automatically saved to the TechSmith folder on Google Drive. Snagit with Google Docs. Snagit with Google Sheets.
Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?
JANUARY 4, 2012
On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics. This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS.
Snagit for Google Chrome: Extension workflow update, animated GIF production
JUNE 26, 2014
With our last major update , we debuted video screen recording in Snagit for Google Chrome. We’ve been noticing GIF screencasts gaining in popularity on social websites like Twitter and Google+, as well as on blog posts and websites. We wanted to make that easier for people and we’re excited to announce that we’ve added animated GIF production support in Snagit for Google Chrome!
TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome – Keep Scrollin’
JULY 29, 2014
Sometimes when using the Google Chrome browser, there are certain pages that won’t allow us to open the control panel when you click the extension. Finally, a feature that many of you won’t actually see, but something that we think will help users that are new both to Snagit for Google Chrome, and to the world of Google Apps in general. Region Select Confirmation.
Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
With technology like Skype and Google Hangouts though, I don’t have to. Capturing Skype, Google Hangout, or any digital video communication can be a useful way to interview and capture the knowledge of subject matter experts. First, recording video and running programs like Google Hangouts and Skype need lots of computer processing power. Before you Record: Machine Preparation.
Opening up #learning: Google in the exam room
Learning with e's
MAY 1, 2015
He suggests that Google and Internet enabled devices in the exam room is inevitable. Photo by Alejandro Caicedo on Wikimedia Commons Opening up learning: Google in the exam room by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 assessment education examinations Google Internet learning Technology testing
TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™ Beta Available Now!
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
*Video from the Live Google+ Hangout on Air will be posted here later today. We are excited for the upcoming release of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™! Join Join us today for our Live Google+ Hangout on Air at 4:00 pm EST. Talk with Troy Stein — Education Solutions Specialist, Kelly Rush — Product Marketing Manager, and Brian Bennett — Customer Solutions Engineer.
How Google is Changing Education
DECEMBER 11, 2013
There is no doubt Google has a huge impact on education. million: value of scholarships granted to 2,100 university students; 100 million +: number of views of Khan Academy video lessons on YouTube; 500,000+: videos in YouTube EDU; 15 million +: Volumes scanned in Google Books (An estimated 10% of the books printed since the Gutenberg Bible). Google is even changing our brains.
Google Hangouts App
Dont Waste Your Time
AUGUST 7, 2013
Hangouts (iPhone, iPod, iPad) : From a couple of failed Skype calls recently, and a computer that has decided to not allow the Google+ Hangouts software to be installed, I needed an alternative solution, and quick. “Google+ Hangouts brings one-to-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji and video calls for free. Related posts: ‘Google Maps’ App.
9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier
JANUARY 28, 2015
The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. After researching this topic, I found that no matter how much you think you know about Google, you don’t know anything about Google. Did you know you can have Google finish your search?
eLearning: Google Gets Into Online Learning with "Power Searching with Google" Course
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JULY 10, 2012
by AJ George I have recently written about how to use Google to search for eLearning images you can actually use and how to search specific websites using Boolean operators in Google search queries. Those Those skills, however, are just the tip of the Google search iceberg. Starting today (July 10), you can take a free virtual course called "Power Searching with Google" straight from the folks at Google. The virtual course will be spread over two weeks and consist of six 50-minute interactive lessons.
How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google (Part 2)
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article highlighting how you can use a Google Sheet (with some Google Apps Script) as a leaderboard in your eLearning course. It will be important to read the previous article first in order to properly set up the Google Sheet. The post How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google (Part 2) appeared first on eLearning Brothers.
Laine Amoureux Tackles Google Apps Accessibility
APRIL 2, 2015
Google Apps Accessibility. In 2014, Google launched improvements to Gmail, Drive, and Docs that made them more accessible to users. Since Google web apps are a large part of the digital ecosystem and business infrastructure, it’s vital that these technologies are accessible to everyone. The post Laine Amoureux Tackles Google Apps Accessibility appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.
Project Glass: Augmented Reality from Google
Dont Waste Your Time
APRIL 5, 2012
Announced by Google this week: Project Glass. ” According to Google – “We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. Other Project Glass stories: Google’s ‘Project Glass’ Augmented Reality Glasses Are Real And In Testing. Google Gets Transparent With Glass, Its Augmented Reality Project.
Dropbox vs. Google Drive – Personal and Business Cloud Storage
AUGUST 20, 2015
The post Dropbox vs. Google Drive – Personal and Business Cloud Storage appeared first on CollectMyThoughts. Business Cloud services
Google Chrome Extension: Goo.gl #edtech
Dont Waste Your Time
MAY 21, 2013
Always one to find an easier way of doing something, if it can be done, I’ve just found and installed this little extension plugin for Google Chrome. Called the ‘Google URL Shortener ‘ (surprisingly enough) it’s quick, easy, and free to install. it’s a Google service so everything you now do is monitored and stored by Google. QR Code.
Is Your Google My Google??
JULY 15, 2011
I recently learned that Google Search Results vary for the exact same keyword queries EVEN IF one is NOT logged into Google. Thus, Google Search picks up on other aspects of your online presence (browser, location, etc), and presents you with what it believes are your optimum results. Link to Google Search. Log out of Google (make yourself anonymous).
Coming Soon to a Chrome Browser Near You… (Hint: It Involves Snagit for Google Chrome)
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome: 3, 2, 1, ACTION! The Snagit for Google Chrome team has been working hard to capture the next frontier in the Chrome OS and browser. Until then… The Snagit for Google Chrome Team. Not a Snagit for Google Chrome user yet? News & Events Google Hangout snagit for chrome techsmith snagit for chrome It’s free!
Learning and Emergent Leadership at Google
Learning and Working on the Web
MARCH 18, 2014
Google seems to get it. Gideon Rosenblatt highlights a conversation in the New York Times that Thomas Friedman had with Google’s VP of People Operations, Laszlo Bock. Two themes I have discussed here for a number of years are: 1) work is learning and learning is the work; and 2) leadership is an emergent property of networks. Learning has to be part of the workflow.
TechSmithies Go Google+
JULY 22, 2011
Google+ is here. What is Google+?". Google+ is a hybrid of the various social tools many people are already using on the web. It's Google's attempt to do social media better than the rest. Posts shared on Google+ are not subject to a character limit and are editable after they're posted. Just remember: we are individuals, too. TechSmith 38
Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
With almost 30 percent of the human population, or 2 billion people, using the internet; and 94 percent of US students equating research with using Google or other search engines, it comes as no surprise that 75 percent of students use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias for research. 1997: Google released. 2008: Google Chrome browser launched. eLearning Learning Tools Google
Multiple Google accounts? #edtech
Dont Waste Your Time
JULY 11, 2012
If, like me, you’ve not been particularly clever or organised when creating and using accounts on Google, or have personal/professional accounts to switch between, then a feature I’d not seen before from Google will be a godsend for you – sign in to multiple Google accounts at once! Excellent, Google just got a whole lot quicker (and less complicated)!
Learning and Technology
DECEMBER 15, 2009
I have been playing with Google Latitude , but the fact that they don't have an iphone app is a real pain. Tags: latitude google You actually have to open the browser to get it to pick up your location and there is no other reason to go to that page. That isn't very practical. They should connect it to something else, that you actually use, like gmail. I am looking for a solution for my Dad. Does the Droid automatically update latitude? If so how often? Every X minutes? Can you set it? Thanks.