The largest university provider for online education in Ireland is excited about Google’s Chromebooks for Education plan.
Dublin City University (DCU) is currently training additional staff in online teaching practices and developing plans with universities in India, China and the US to incorporate online tutorials, virtual classrooms and shared best practice between students and academics.
Another important facet of DCU’s online focus is equipping first year students with Chromebooks – at no charge – that each will use for specific courses in their respective programs. This makes DCU the first post-secondary facility in Europe to take part in the Google Chromebooks for Education program.
William Florance, head of Google Education for EMEA, highlights the benefits: “Today, most young people work and interact online. What they need is a simple, fast and secure way to access the web, wherever they want and whenever they want. Our commitment to this 100 (percent) web philosophy has led us to develop a product that is built and optimised for online. We are delighted to see DCU sharing this vision and deploying Chromebooks for their students, fully realising the benefits cloud services bring to education.”