Here is an interesting article about what Google is doing for educational institutions. What’s cool about this article is that Rebecca’s quote was used in the final version.
[quote]Other instructors who have been experimenting with Google’s software don’t think Microsoft has anything to worry about. Microsoft so far as brushed off Google’s alternative software as niche applications unlikely to gain mass appeal. At the same time, though, Microsoft has been introducing more online versions of its software applications just in case the phenomenon takes off.
“I don’t think people are going to stop using Word because of this,” said Rebecca Altamirano, who helps prepare students for college at East Palo Alto Academy High School. “(Google’s software) will be more of a supplement, a critical addition that has been missing from classrooms.”
Here is a link to the full article.