I remember Dr. Sanchirico mentioning how much of what we do with Google Docs can be done with Windows Live. And since our students all have live e-mails, here is an article for those of you that want to make their lives easier by working with technologies they already know:
Many campuses make use of the “Google Apps for Education” program to give faculty, students, and staff access to Google’s suite of online apps, and on such campuses GoogleDocs makes for a semi-official solution to the challenge of online collaboration.
I’ve been hesitant to dive into using Windows Live because I’ve already become so familiar with GoogleDocs. However, there are good reasons for me to start learning. For one thing, my students and colleagues are, for the most part, already using Microsoft Office in their work, and Windows Live doesn’t require them to learn yet another interface. (Yes, I know that GoogleDocs isn’t really that different, but I’ve frequently found that people consider the need to switch interfaces off-putting.)