Google to Hold India Education Summit in Dec

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Google, for the first time in India is conducting a workshop for educators on using various education apps. The workshop will be held in collaboration with InOpen, an IIT Bombay start-up.

The ‘Google Education India Summit’ will be a two-day event that will focus on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning and achievement in both K-12 and higher education.

Events feature Google Certified Teachers and representatives from Google’s Apps for Education team. The summit will be organized at American School of Bombay, Mumbai on December 1 and 2.

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The summit includes two keynote presentations from respected Googlers and other noted Educators.

The summit will be two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops.

The presenters will be conducting sessions on Deployment & Management of cloud apps for education. Some of the familiar ones are Google Docs.

Commenting on the association, Rupesh Kumar Shah, CEO and Co-Founder, InOpen Technologies said, ‘they had been talking with the Edtech team and Google about the possibility of hosting such a conference in India as they see a lot of potential for the use of Google Apps in school.’

“The conference can be seen as an amazing opportunity to network with renowned educationalist from around the globe. We, as an organization, have been promoting Google Apps through our books, trainings and summer camps,” Shah said.

“We have conducted sessions on cloud computing, where we present demos on how we can collaborate in real time from distant locations using Google Docs. We do see a lot of potential in setting up classrooms powered by Google Apps and we see this conference adding as a giant step in that direction,” Shah added.

According to the Edtech team at Google, already 1.5 lakh businesses in India are using Google Apps and now the focus is to target schools.

The focus is to deploy, integrate and use Google Apps for Education to promote student learning and achievement in both K-12 and higher education.

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