Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is helping schools and students across the world to get connected with each other by providing technology for a new education initiative, ‘Scholas’. The company announced this development today in a blogpost on its Google for work official blog.
Scholas is being sponsored by the Vatican and is intended to connect over 500,000 across the globe by using Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s tools to provide remote teaching and e-learning. Pope Francis inaugurated the platform by joining students from schools in Israel, Turkey, Cameron, South Africa and Australia. Scholas uses Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Hangouts to connect student and teachers across the world through video chat. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) also revealed that Scholas will be integrating more tools, later this year, through Google Apps for Education and Classroom to make the experience more personalized for students.
As of June 30, 2014, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management owns over 700,000 shares in Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL).
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