Thursday, February 23, 2012

From EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference

Going Google at Portland State University
Going Google
PSU has migrated all 30,000+ student emails to Google
They found cost savings, almost no student calls for support after migration, grassroots heavyy adoption of other collaboration apps
Google groups for courses. Professors use to share documents and communicate with students. Mostly one-way use of groups at this time. Anticipate collaborative student work to occur in Docs.
Communication across campus community was essential.
"Google Guides" type group was essential.
Google was a very responsive partner/vendor.
What's Next for PSU?
Google Apps for alumni
Evaluate Google Additional Apps for the campus
Management of institutional data
Demo of Google sites, integrating docs, calendar, and so forth

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