Ok Glass, show me the future. With the first set of Google’s shiny new specs being sent out to the handful of lucky applicants, it’s only a matter of time before students and instructors end up with a pair over their eyes in a class. And while it’s tempting to label the lenses as just…Continue Reading Taking Classes with Google Glasses: Wearable Computers and Higher Education
Google+ Chapter 2
Okay so now we’ve gotten invitations to the beta-release of Google+. And of course, so have many others. We have our circles, and our opinions and ideas are beginning to form. So are the ideas and opinions of many others. The Chronicle of Higher Education also has a blog post about the potential for classroom use, with…Continue Reading Google+ Chapter 2
The New Kid on the Social Media Block: Google+
As many of you are already aware, Google has decided to throw its (metaphorical) hat into the social media realm. There has been great hype over Google’s newest foray with news outlets both TV and Internet covering the beta release of the new Google+. Wait, Beta? Yeah that’s right, Google+ is still in a limited…Continue Reading The New Kid on the Social Media Block: Google+
What might your reCAPTCHA be helping with next?
Back in April we posted on the ways in which reCAPTCHA, an anti-spam mechanism, was helping Google to digitize many older novels as well as the the entire New York Times archive. Well, now that it has been a few months we wondered: ‘what might reCAPTCHA be helping with next?’ Turns out approximately 250,000 books from the British Library!…Continue Reading What might your reCAPTCHA be helping with next?
Breadcrumb – Where Hansel and Gretel meet Google
This past week I was taking a quick look around at what cool new things Google has brewing in the Labs (http://www.googlelabs.com/). While I was there I stumbled across this cool new project called Breadcrumb. According to Google: “Breadcrumb is a platform to develop branching mobile learning scenarios for smartphones… The Google Breadcrumb stories might…Continue Reading Breadcrumb – Where Hansel and Gretel meet Google
Ride the (Google) Wave! The Opening of Google Wave and Google Voice.
This summer has been an exciting time over at Google. Just this past month Google announced the the public availability of Google Voice and of its newest collaboration product, Google Wave. So what are these two new products? Google Voice: Google Voice, the Google reincarnation of GrandCentral, is essentially a phone management system. Users of…Continue Reading Ride the (Google) Wave! The Opening of Google Wave and Google Voice.