Editor’s note: Thanks to @mikecollins007 for sharing this article on the networking tools that Google has been developing for Google Plus. We are currently trying hangouts, which are simple ways to video chat and record conversations. Features such as communities make Google plus a powerful network/collaboration tool.
Editor’s note: This quote sums up the piece: ‘Access to facts and “lower-level” knowledge provides a more fertile ground for higher-level learning. And just because the process of finding such knowledge is simpler doesn’t neuter or de-authenticate the learning; rather it frees up the learner for more important thinking that a computer can’t duplicate.’
Editor’s note: Behaviour change app Do Something Different has won the Google Outstanding Use of Technology in the Field of Diversity’ category at the European Diversity Awards, 2012. The app is worth a look – it is on your mobile and based on the neuroscience of behaviour change ie doing lots of small, achievable activities to make change happen.
Editor’s notes: Google launches Google Course Builder, which just goes to show how much interest there is in this space. You can join a Google hangout with creator Peter Norvig to find out more – see article for details.