Google Quadruples Students Using Apps for Education

Google reported this week that the number of students using its Google Apps for Education Edition productivity and collaboration tools on campus has just about quadrupled over this time last year.

According to a blog entry posted this week by Miriam Schneider and Jason Cook of the Google Apps Education Edition team, more than 5 million K-12 and higher education students are actively using Google Apps on campus. They said the number has increased by 400 percent since the beginning of the fall semester in 2008. The number represents "thousands of schools in more than 145 countries," according to the blog post.

To commemorate the milestone, Google has launched a new site that provides information, resources, and video and text case studies on higher education campuses and K-12 schools, districts, and collectives that have adopted Apps for Education. (Case studies range from Northwestern University, Arizona State University, and University of Southern California to New York City Intermediate School 339, Maine Township High School District, and Prince George County Public Schools.)

Further information can be found here.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director, education for 1105 Media's Public Sector Media Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal. A 22-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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