Friday, May 29, 2009

Google Wave - Surf City Here We Come

Imagine all (and I mean all) the web tools we now use in education. Blogs, wiki, googledocs, photosharing, IM, twitter, etherpad, maps, games, polls, forums and video etc.

Now imagine them all integrated into one web application… cross platform and cross device. Where a tweet shows up instantaneously as a blog entry, a blog comment appears as a tweet, photos appear and disappear on different blogs as they are uploaded or deleted. Collaborative work on documents, images and maps is live and instant. Intelligent spellchecking (using context, symantics and syntax) fixes most errors on the fly.

Google wave is all this and more. Have a look at the developer preview video (1hr 20mins) and see if it moves you to tears like it did me.


... and, oh yeah, it's opensource.


Ali Colbeck said...

Happily sat through the 1hour and 20 continually calling my family over to say have a look at this! AMAZING! Can't wait - what a difference it will make to the way we work and live.

Michael/@teachernz said...

Let's hope it lives up to its promise - though I'm sure developers will invent even more mash-ups and uses for it than we've seen so far.