Wow, that was fast! According to a story on GOOD, some universities will be using Google+ in the classroom starting this fall.
Stanford’s B.J. Fogg, director of the university’s Persuasive Technology Lab, says he’ll be using Google+ to foster collaboration on research projects. “Probably every project in my lab will have its own circle,” he said. Likewise, Lehigh University journalism professor Jeremy Littau wrote on his blog that he plans to require every student to sign up for Google+. “I’m already planning on holding Hangout office hours this fall for students, where they can get on and ask questions about class material,” he says. I can certainly imagine this kind of innovation happening at the K-12 level as well.
I expected we’d see this kind of use of Google+ eventually, but not that quickly. Hangouts in particular could be very valuable in educational settings (study groups, etc).
Do you think Google+ will become more common in classrooms over the next few years?
(via Eric Spring)