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How to teach with Google Wave

January 4, 2010

Wave, which is like e-mail but live and jazzed up with multimedia features, allows you to build online communities that link entire classrooms for a week or two. And you can do it without the administrative headaches of booking rooms or adjusting class schedules.

Think of it like bringing in a guest speaker.

The Wave online teaching preview version came out in September. It's different than a proprietary learning-management system, such as wikis and Web conferencing. Google Wave dumps everything into a one-stop Web 2.0 sandbox of audio, text, and video. 

Also, it's free and has a "playback" feature.

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