Can you imagine the possibilities of using Google Hangouts on Air in education. A student can be sick at home but still gaining crucial information through Google Hangouts on Air! Distant learning just got easier!
I plan to test this technology out with teachers next school year. It would be great to see how we can use Hangout on Air with students who are absent. Hangout on Air allows you to record your hangouts and automatically posts them onto your YouTube account. Students at home can watch your lesson live, or visit your YouTube channel to see what they missed.
These students can still collaborate and work with their classmates while at home. There is a Google Doc app that can be installed onto your Hangout, so you can video chat while working on a project together.
This seems to be very similar to Skype, but Skype does not have a powerful tool like Google Docs integrated in their system.