Google for Education

I ushered in a new era of acceptance of cloud technology by leading the Electronic Collaboration Analysis Program (ECAP), a collaborative planning project comprised of over 60 diverse individuals at WMU that analyzed several collaboration technologies and chose Google. Through a partnership with the WMU Faculty Senate and the Academic and Instructional Technology Committee (AITC) I chartered the Google Apps for Educational implementation project, gathering buy-in. There was a perceived risk of using cloud computing resources which I helped navigate through analysis of Google terms of service and risk analysis of continuing to allow the use of personal Google accounts rather than providing a university-provided system. After implementation, this project paved the way for acceptance of all other cloud-based technology products.