Google Classroom - How the thoughtful use of Google Classroom might lead to improved teaching and learning outcomes.
After continual study and research May 2014, Google has announced Classroom as a new tool in Google Apps for Education, this online classroom that allows participants to communicate with one another, view presentations or videos, interact with other participants, and engage with resources in work groups. The very recent addition to virtual classroom supports mobile versions as well. This online learning management system for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments. It was officially introduced as a feature of Google Apps for Education in August, 2014
A synchronous form of virtual classroom used for e-learning has been embraced by many organizations in their attempt to promote workforce learning while trying to cut travel time and costs associated with face to face instructor-led training.
Google Classroom is considered as one of the best platforms out there for enhancing teachers' workflow. "It provides a set of powerful features that make it an ideal tool to use with students. ‘Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.
Since the launching of Google Classroom and in a short span of time, only six months old. Within this short period of time, it has managed to host over 30 million assignments turned in by teachers and students that indicates that Google Classroom is being "widely endorsed within the education community .
Jayakumar K, Digital Marketing and New Media Strategist