Sloan-C Online Workshop on
Web 2.0 in Higher Education

Google Wave "Assignment"

From Wikipedia:
"Google Wave is "a personal communication and collaboration tool" announced by Google at the Google I/O conference on May 27, 2009.  It is a web-based service, computing platform, and communications protocol designed to merge e-mail, instant messaging, wiki, and social networking.  It has a strong collaborative and real-time focus supported by extensions that can provide, for example, robust spelling/grammar checking, automated translation between 40 languages, and numerous other extensions.  It was announced in Google's official blog on July 20, 2009, that the preview of Google Wave would be extended to about 100,000 users on September 30, 2009. ... The name was inspired by the Firefly television series in which a Wave is an electronic communication (often consisting of a video call or video message)."

While there is no formal "assignment" for the Sloan-C online workshop, we suggest that you look at the following two videos to learn more about Google Wave, which we predict is going to be transformative.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6pgxLaDdQw [~8 minutes]

http://wave.google.com/help/wave/about.html [~80 minutes]

Follow one of the Google Wave developers on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/twephanie

As always, contact Burks or Ray if you have any questions about Google Wave.


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last updated 1 October 2009