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Google launched "Google TV for EDU", a seeding program to support university research. Google TV for EDU question to campuses is: "how can educators enhance the Web on TV for the classroom?"
"Specifically, we're asking faculty how their research could:
1) Generate new interest in television engineering;
2) Make computer science tangible for students;
3) Help in the development of smart TV curricula and new educational tools;
4) Contribute to in-classroom and distance learning over television and
5) Reach a wide audience."
ITVT reports that over the next few months, Google plans to publish the results of this research, as well as information on new educational applications. Google, the program will see it providing select university faculty who have "experience and leadership in television" with Google TV-enabled Logitech Revue boxes for carrying out their research in the classroom.
In a society where distance learning becomes more accepted, Google is trying to figure out how television can become part of education. Will it fit? Time will tell, but from the university point of view, positive outcomes will have savings effects.