It’s the fourth day in our series of Q&A from the Google Education Apps team in the UK. Question 4 was posed by Richard Millwood, Reader in Distributed Learning at the Institute for Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton.
“Have you considered an option to mark text with a colour background or text colour to show which user contributed? For me, revving up the collaborative aspects of Google Apps is number one – far preferable to trying to match desktop software’s functionality.” – Richard Millwood
“We absolutely agree with you – Google Apps was always devised with collaboration in mind rather than to mimick the functionality of traditional desktop solutions. Our aim is to provide an alternative way of working by focusing on collaboration to help people work together more efficiently and more effectively. We’re constantly working on improving how easy and useful it is for users to interact with documents, spreadsheets and presentations so watch this space….”