My district is about to switch to using First Class email. The process of getting people to move from QuickMail to FirstClass is a long and arduous one. The techies have switched first. Next come the adminstrators and their secretaries. Finally, next year the teachers will come on board.
I'm wondering why we are spending all this money for an e-mail system that isn't very easy to use, lacks a lot of functionality and requires a lot of training. We could get everyone to open a gmail account for free. Along with their e-mail, we could get them using google docs, and set them up with a reader. Can someone explain to me why school systems don't do this? Do you know of any school systems that are using gmail or yahoo mail?