As well as for business, Google Apps are being developed for education more and more.
The latest application is StudyBlue Flashcards, which is available for Google Chromebooks for Education.
The Chromebook, I believe, is Google’s answer to the netbook, which I have to say has had a mixed reception so far, but is beginning to be realised as a worthwhile tool for all sorts of areas, including business and education.
StudyBlue Flashcards are, I understand, part of a series of Google App packs aimed at various age groups, or grades as they are called in the USA. What’s more each pack is controlled by an administrator who is responsible for Google Apps in Education. In other words, they are an add-on so a school or college must already be using Google’s cloud-based system.
It also assumes that each student will be using a Chromebook, so the administrator can publish the apps to a student’s own device connected to the network.
One of the greatest benefits of using Google Apps, whether in education or business, or even in government, is they allow better organisation. In turn, this can improve efficiency.
Consequently, students and staff are able to communicate much better and faster. Students can also give and receive feedback much quicker.
Becky Splitt, the CEO of StudyBlue, the company behind this product, told virtual-strategy.com: “We’re very excited to be included in Google’s new App Packs for Education.
“…We believe that the more convenient we make it for students to study, the more quickly and efficiently they will master the materials they need to know.”