School of Nursing (SoN): Making use of Google Applications (GAPPS) as an Administrative eTool
Three (3) administrative staff members from the School of Nursing(SoN), Emerancia Bostander, Christaline Isaacs and Elzitha Jordaan contacted CIECT on request from their Head of Department, Prof Chipps – to assist with the effective use Google Drive for administrative purposes.
After the first conceptualisation meeting with CIECT-Instructional Designers, the staff members attended an interactive Google Drive training session. This session focused on the use and application of Google Drive as an administrative etool.
The administrators are required to manage the BCUR Programmes and related documentation for the Nursing Department. This content will be shared and accessed by the Nursing lecturers.
Purpose & benefits – Google drive & Team drives
Cloud storage capabilities for UWC staff – unlimited.
File storage on their servers
Synchronization of files across devices (PC,Laptop, Tablet, Smart phone)
**This application assists SoN to move toward a vision of a ‘paperless’ environment.
Overview of Google Apps
The Administrators were also exposed to the benefits of Google Apps, namely: Docs /Sheets /Slides /Forms.
“….a very powerful real-time collaboration and document authoring tool. Multiple users can edit a document at the same time, while seeing each others’ changes instantaneously. Users can produce text documents, slide presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, and surveys.”