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Google Wave Seen As Teaching Tool in Higher Education

Some local college officials are jumping on board "Google Wave" to see what the new technology might mean for education.

This jazzed-up version of e-mail provides a centralized Internet location to write, edit and even translate text to or from foreign languages, as well as deposit photos, videos, maps and more. People can collaborate live on the same "wave," or string of communication, and can watch each other type.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse could use Google Wave to build on its international education goals, allowing discussion with classes in other countries using the translation tool, said Jim Jorstad, UW-L director of educational technologies.

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  1. The instant translate feature of a Google Wave is very appealing. In the classroom it would make collaborating globally infinitely easier. Very cool!