Google+ Hangouts in Online Education: A Capable, Low-Cost Solution by Rebecca Bodrero : Learning Solutions Magazine | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

“Effective use of any tool is most typically the result of how it is used, not the fact that it is used. Procedural and logistical aspects should be part of planning for use of a tool such as Hangouts. For example, it’s common knowledge that in-person meetings and small group activities are more likely to be effective when facilitated and driven by purpose. The same principle applies to video conferencing.”