Google+ (pronounced as Google Plus) is a social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google. As of May, 2013, it has approximately 359 million active users (235 million in the given month) out of 500 million registered users.
Google+ has numerous features like Stream, Circles, Hangouts, Messenger, Instant Upload, Sparks, Games, Data Liberation, Search in Google+, Google+ events, Google+ Communities, Google+ Local and many more. Every feature will provide numerous uses. Every kind of user gets benefits with these features.
As we all like to interact and connect to people with similar interests and activities, there is a special need to mention about “Google+ Communities” feature here.
Google+ Communities allow users to create ongoing conversations about particular topics. Especially in industries like Education, interactions between people of different institutions means a lot. The exchange of ideas, discussions and deals will improve the educational system and enhance students’ future. So, in this article we’re focusing on information about “Active Google+ Communities for EdTech Enthusiasts”. Let’s see those active communities.
Tech in Edu:
Tech in Edu. is a community discussing and promoting technology in education. This community is having 600+ members, actively participating in the interactions. Many articles, tips and video tutorials posted by active users are helping other users who are interested in Educational Technologies.
Educational Technology is a community for all things to do with Educational Technology. It has over 1400 edtech enthusiasts.
Educators on Google+:
Educators on Google+, this community includes topics like Edtech, K-12, Higher Ed, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, History, Athletics, Music, Theater, And Anything about Schools. There are many articles that will be useful for students, educators and parents. You will get tips for enhancing the learning and also guidance for professional development.
MOOC, Massive Open Online Courses, as the name indicates, this community is full of news about free online courses. MOOC is a community of learners, for learners, by learners. Places to talk, share, and discover the best free online courses.
The EdReach Community Page:
EdReach gives education a voice- a Big Voice. Join this community and hold education's feet to the fire. It’s having 600+ members, who are very proficient in Educational Technologies. If you post any query related to education, many people are ready to help you by giving their valuable suggestions.
Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' G:
Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' G is a largest community of professionals involved in the eLearning Industry. This group connects 1600+ professionals in the field of Instructional Design and eLearning.
Gamification is a community dedicated for both those interested in learning and those interested in delving deeply into the application of game mechanics.
EdTech is a community of education professionals, technologists, students, and anyone else interested in sharing discussion of all things tech in education. It’s a largest community having 6600+ members.
Technology & Innovation in Education:
Technology & Innovation in Education is a community for the intersection of research and practice relating to innovation in teaching and learning. The scope is multi-sector and we can hone our discussion to K12, higher education, corporate learning, etc. using categories.
Instructional Technology Integrators & Coaches:
Instructional Technology Integrators & Coaches; This community is a place for educators who model, coach, teach, and learn with teachers and students to share ideas related to instructional technology integration.
EdTechReview is a community dedicated to spread awareness on education technology and collaboratively reform technology adoption and implementation, through best research and practices of using technology in education. You are invited to share your ideas and experiences, resources you recommend, and requests for advice and feedback in this community.
These are the active communities of Educational Technology. Join these communities to get updates from latest in Edtech across the world. Interact with other professionals, exchange your knowledge and know the best practices to improve educational system. Do you know more such communities? Please let us know.