Search engine giant Google has launched a new update for educational service Google Classroom. It was first introduced as a feature of G-suite for education in 2004.This year in March, Google decided to allow customers without a G Suite for education account to sign up for Google Classroom classes, furnished they had their very own private Google account but in April the search giant made it available to everyone with a Google account – not just those with gSuite for Education accounts.
The web-based platform will now allow educators with Google accounts to set up and manage courses, for both in-person and online remote education classes which means anyone from anywhere can create their own classes and invite others to be a part of it. Since it is a web-based and quiet easy to get set up and started with, so this should add some boon in private educational organization, independent skills developers and much more.
“Starting today, users can do more than join classes—they can create them, too,” examine a post on Google’s blog which was published on 27th April 2017 announcing the new feature. The post goes on and in a proposal of what the update may be used for, recommends, “running school programs.” It continues, “Linda Scarth, an elementary school STEM teacher, used Classroom in a Girl Scouts robotics club. […] Scarth was inspired to use Classroom when her group found it hard to share ideas and YouTube videos over email.”
eLearningIndustry tested and made a review of Google Classroom, in which they highlighted many positive and negative aspects. Among Classroom’s strengths, the review highlighted ease of use, universal device accessibility, use of Google Drive as an effective way for teachers to quickly share assignments with students, the paperless process meaning the end of printing, handing out, and potentially losing work, and the fast feedback system between students and teachers. Among Classroom’s disadvantages, the review highlighted the service’s heavy integration of Google apps and services with limited or no support for external files or services, lack of automated quizzes and tests, and a lack of discussion forums or live chats that can aid in feedback efforts.
If you’re seeking out a quick and smooth way to create online education programs, then Google Classroom is worth a glance.
You can add assets such as notes, motion pictures, and different media effortlessly, and you can send and get hold of messages with students around the world without problems.
There’s more information on the Google Blog.