Have you caught the wave? Google Wave
, that is! Billed as a "personal communication and collaboration tool," Google Wave attempts to combine services such as e-mail, instant messaging, collaborative work spaces, and social networking applications into one convenient space.
EDUCAUSE, the higher education technology organization, provides a nice overview in 7 Things You Should Know About Google Wave
. The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Wired Campus" blog offers up some ideas on how it can be used for teaching
. There's some talk that Google Wave could be used in lieu of course management systems (Blackboard, Moodle) and campus e-mail systems to communicate more effectively with students.
Want to know more. Check out the Google Wave
video on YouTube. Want an account? Let me know. If I have Google Wave "invites" to send out.