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One-third of UK colleges & universities use Google Apps for Education

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We are aware that today's technology is making a lot of inventions that lead towards better educational life. It is not just the matter of invention but, making use of it for the purpose of education, matters.

Well, Google has revealed the results of its research regarding the same. It says that, one-third of UK's colleges and universities are now using Google Apps for education.

The list includes some of the top universities like, University of York, University of Sheffield, University of St. Andrews, Bristol University, Ealing Hammersmith and West London College and Coleg Cambria.

The apps are free cloud-based in type, which includes services like Gmail, Drive (docs, spreadsheets, presentations), Calendar, Talk, Sites and Groups, which are designed to offer staff and students a more creative and collaborative working environment.

Liz Sproat, Google's head of education for EMEA, said, "We're also seeing an increasing amount of usage in the school's community. Historically our focus has been very much around higher education but increasingly whole schools and whole chains of schools are also moving to Google Apps."

UK institutes use Google Apps for Edu'n

"One example of that is the Academies Enterprise Trust, which is the largest academy chain in the UK, and is in the process of transitioning all their schools to Google Apps. We believe that by integrating technology in the web, we have an opportunity to change the way teachers teach and students learn," Sproat said.

The California-headquartered company also claimed that some 25 million students, teachers and educational staff around the world are using the company's suite of applications.

Google also revealed that it has signed an agreement with Janet, the UK body which is responsible for body setting technology standards in schools and universities. The main objective of this agreement is to cut the amount of time and money it takes to deploy Google Apps for education.

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