Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Google Apps for Education vs. Live@Edu?

I'm very excited to attend a conference on Thursday about Google Apps for Education.  It seems that all systems are go for us to dig into that platform.  I'm excited to get into Google.  A lot of my life is already on Google (email, blogs, YouTube, web site, etc.), so I feel comfortable going forward from here.  However, we just got thrown a curve ball and were introduced to Live@Edu, a Microsoft platform which is to be comparable to Google's product.  So, I'm writing this post as a plea for help.  Please give me comments one way or the other.  What do you like or dislike about these products?  Which do you use?  Which do you prefer?  Give me ammunition to help our school make the best decision.

Thanks for your help!

1 comment:

  1. Google Apps with out a doubt! You'll find more schools use Google Apps, so there's more resources. Collaboration between schools is simpler when they are both Google schools. The majority of students and staff already have Google account, so training is much smoother. There's a ton more add-on applications in the Google Apps Marketplace. More businesses and colleges use Google Apps, so students will be learning skills that may transfer well in their future.

    This is from a Google Apps for Education Trainer, so I may be biased, but I think it's pretty clear Google comes out on top here.

    Looking forward to how you and your school believe the two stack up!