E-Mail Use: Google Looks for Answers from Students

Google yesterday announced that it's looking for input from university students on how they use e-mail on campus. The company has set up a survey to collect information on user preferences.

Included in the survey are questions about preference and habits of students using e-mail and online applications. Google said it's looking to "understand the role email and online applications play on college campuses and in students' lives."

"Since email is such a vital tool for managing academic careers--used to coordinate study groups, organize campus activities, or communicate directly with their professors--this generation of college students includes some of the most knowledgeable consumers of online applications ever," said Jeff Keltner, Google manager of collaboration products for education, in a prepared statement. "University students lead hectic lives and are ready for email that helps them better organize themselves and communicate with others. We're asking students to share their thoughts on campus email so we can help to make that experience even better."

Students wishing to participate in the survey can find it at the link below.

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David Nagel is editorial director, education for 1105 Media's Public Sector Media Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal. A 22-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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