Googleâ€™s virtual education platform was available only to those with Gsuite for Education accounts. The tech giant has now made it available to everyone with a Google account. This move is being seen as facilitating both the teacher and the taught. If you have a Google account you can enrol and take part in the classes that are of interest to you. On the other hand, if you wish to set up the Classroom to pass on your knowledge to those desirous of attending the classes, you can go ahead and do so. You can create courses and structure them so that those learning will find it easy to grasp and benefit from it. Technically, the Classroom app permits you to add any additional resources you have like videos and notes. Interaction and communication between the teacher and the students have also been made easy.
Google explains that the concept behind the initiative has been that there is already a great amount of education happening outside of the classrooms and what Google is doing is to deploy the right kind of technology to help people do the learning and teaching from anywhere / anytime. Google has already done sufficient testing of the tool and is quite confident that it can be of use to everyone.
Institutions can take benefit
Google expects educational institutions like schools to derive maximum benefit from its Classroom initiative. The way the company looks at it is, the teacher will find it easy to form groups among the students and conduct periodical discussions and reviews and make full use of the technology to impart the best quality education to the students. In addition, the institutions can help students who are living quite far away from the institution by providing them studies through the Classroom.
An entirely new crop of teaching community can spring up using this platform and can bring to the table new opinions and interpretations on what is already being taught in subjects like business and economics and management and those on the other side learning these will be immensely benefitted.
The facility to interact and obtain feedback and to know how the students grasped what was taught, is the visible progress Google has been able to make from the previous facility of educational videos through YouTube.