ReadWriteWeb has an interesting post today that asks if this is the social tool that schools have been waiting for. While there are certainly some reasons why it might not work, there are also some strong reasons why it might.
Their argument, in a nutshell:
- Limited Field Trial
- Lack of Google Apps Integration
- Web Filtering
The first two cons will go away soon, and the third can be dealt with per-school. The only problem there is if a forward-thinking teacher wants to implement it and is unable to due to school policy. Still, the excellent privacy tools built in to G+ should be a bit benefit, and Hangouts could be awesome for study groups and things like that. Of course, they may work great for study groups on their own anyhow, even if schools aren’t directly involved.
Check out their full write-up and let us know what you think!