Gale Provides Greater Access to Research with New Google Partnership
"We're excited to partner with a leader in technology and search to integrate our great content and innovative platforms into student workflow," said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager, Gale. "Our collaboration with Google positions us firmly in the edtech space, but most importantly, it improves access to research material that engages students and instructors and improves learning outcomes."
As a Google for Education Partner, Gale uses the most current and popular Google tools to support students as they develop key study and organizational skills. By integrating leading resources into its platforms - such as Google Apps for Education, a free suite of tools that includes Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more - Gale helps educators improve student engagement, encourage collaboration, and foster critical thinking-from anywhere and on any device. Once logged in as a Google user to a Gale In Context resource, users can download, save and share content-including any highlights or notes they've added to documents within the product. In addition, Gale is one of only 15 partners to pilot Google's newly announced Classroom share button which allows teachers and students to easily share content from third party websites to assignments and announcements in Google Classroom. The Classroom share button will be available within In Context products this summer, and allows educators to seamlessly link Gale content to classroom assignments.
Chrome Web Store and Google Apps for Education apps are now also available for free download, which provides another path for users into the resources provided by their subscribing institution. Apps are available for the entire Gale In Context suite, which includes subject-specific and cross-curricular resources like Biography, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, U.S. History, World History, as well as Student Resources in Context. To improve student productivity, increase engagement and foster collaboration among all of its users, Gale will roll out similar apps, authentication and tools for other product families this fall, including Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), InfoTrac, Kids InfoBits and more.
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