Get on the bus

The Google bus that is. Google is embarking on an “Apps to School” nationwide campus bus tour this September to spread the word about Google Apps for Education: e-mail, calendar, docs, etc. Vanderbilt is one of the 10 or so universities that the bus will be visiting – you’ll remember we announced our partnership with Google earlier this summer and have made Gmail available to undergrads as an option for their e-mail. The Google bus will be at The Commons Sept. 16 18. Expect presentations about Google Apps, fun giveaways or schwag as they call it in California, and the announcement of the YouTube contest winner. See the road trip route here. See below from Google’s blog. We’ll keep you posted and hope to see you Sept. 16 18 at The Commons!

This September, we will head “App to School” by embarking on a cross-country road trip (in a retrofitted, eco-friendly bus, of course). We’re looking forward to meeting students to talk about Google Apps and hear how they’re using our productivity tools on and off campus.

Since launching Apps Education Edition, we’ve had great conversations with CIOs at leading universities about the benefits of bringing Google technology on campus. The “App to School” road trip extends that conversation to where the rubber meets the road (pun intended): to what used to be called “end users” — the people who actually use our technology every day. One of the things we’ve found to be true is that we should always focus on the individual. We hope to learn how the folks we meet are using our products in cool ways that we might not have imagined. Learn more about Google Apps Education Edition.

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