Google for Education. Benefits and Threats to the Official System Cover Image

Google dla edukacji. Beneficja i zagrożenia dla oficjalnego systemu
Google for Education. Benefits and Threats to the Official System

Author(s): Krystyna Doktorowicz
Subject(s): Education, Media studies, Social development, Social Informatics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: education; Google; oppression; criticism;

Summary/Abstract: In 2017, the Google company was recognized as the most valuable brand in the world. It is primarily a technology corporation that aims to earn profits and become a leader in the global market of Internet products and services. In its strategy, Google also refers to the idea of a public mission, which is to consolidate the image of a company that serves the users by fulfilling their needs. As part of the mission, Google uses free educational applications designed to modernize and improve the education process. Google offers students and teachers tools to bridge the social differences and democratize the school. The educational practice in many countries points to the advantages and serious threats associated with the implementation of Google’s educational applications. Violation of students’ privacy, treating them as potential customers of the advertised products, or using student profiles to collect data – all this casts doubt on Google’s intentions. It is also a challenge for traditional educational systems.

  • Issue Year: 19/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 29-42
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish