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Getting Started with Google+ Hangouts

Imagine you would like to invite two well-established professionals to your economics class to speak about their professions, career paths and real-world experiences. Unfortunately though, you discover one person’s company recently transferred him to Beijing, China, and he will not return to the United States for another two years. The other individual lives in California, and her schedule will not allow her to fly out to Elon for a couple of days. With the help of Google+ Hangouts, your dilemma is resolved. Continue reading »

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Getting started with Google+

Are you looking for a way to virtually meet and share links, videos and resources with your students? You may want to consider Google+.


Google’s social media tool offers unique collaboration and control features that make it very appealing to instructors in higher education. It also works well with Google’s other applications like Google Drive and YouTube. This post provides an overview of Google+ and how it can be used in higher education. You can learn more about Google+ by clicking on the “+You” link at the top of Google.com. Continue reading »

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Getting started with Google Drive

Google Drive LogoThe rumors are true—Google Drive is the new adoptive parent of Google Docs.

Google Drive is a free online file storage service. You can upload and share any kind of file to your Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, drawings, presentations, photos and videos so that they are accessible from any laptop, tablet or smartphone. In addition, Google Drive is the new home for Google Docs. You have the ability to create and collaborate on text documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, drawings and tables all within Google Drive. Continue reading »

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