Using results from an original survey instrument, this study examined student perceptions of how useful Google Apps for Education (GAFE) was in students' learning of core concepts in a first-year college composition course, how difficult or easy it was for students to interact with GAFE, and how students ranked specific affordances of the technology in terms of its usability and usefulness. Students found GAFE relatively easy to use and appreciated its collaborative affordances. The researchers concluded that GAFE is a useful tool to meet learning objectives in the college composition classroom.
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Brown, Maury Elizabeth, and Daniel L. Hocutt, and Maury Elizabeth Brown. "Learning to Use, Useful for Learning: A Usability Study of Google Apps for Education." Journal of Usability Studies 10, no. 4 (2015): 160-81.