I was very interested to see this case study from ProfHacker at the Chronicle.com on Google Wave. This is one of the first detailed descriptions that I have seen about how this tool has been used in an academic environment. I applaud Kathleen Fitzpatrick for making the most of this tool over a complete class term with all of her students. Clearly a lot of heavy lifting was required to get the class up and running and keep the class engaged.
This looks like a useful tool to support collaborative research projects with the ability to add changes that are tracked but also the ability to save a track comments and other communication flows that surround a document. It is a shame that there is not yet a vehicle for this information to be leveraged outside of the Google Wave environment.
I would like to hear more about the potential for Google Wave as a tool to support learning and research processes. Now that access to Google Wave is available without an invite, do you see faculty, the library, and course designers Hanging 10 with this new capability or just trying to stay up on the board?