I didn’t realize how archaic email was until I saw what Wave can do! I first heard about it from David Wiley’s blog, and after posting the YouTube video of its unveiling to my Facebook profile I continued reading public reaction to it which led me to Jon Mott’s post in which he notes how closely the timing of the announcement fell to the launch of WolframAlpha. He also comments about how he thinks this might impact learners:
I’ve Seen the Future and the Future is Us (Using Google)
Based on an hour and 20 minute long video, Google Wave appears poised to dramatically improve on the Twitter model. Accordingly, the possibilities for enhanced interactions between learners are encouraging. And the ripples of the Wave (sorry, couldn’t resist) have profound implications. With Wave, entire learning conversations are captured and shared with dynamic communities of learners.
I’ve included a link to the unveiling below.
I’m still wrapping my mind around the possibilities. I’m definitely one of the believers that this will be a huge revolution in the way we use technology to support communication…and…what is education if not the communication of ideas in the name of greater understanding.