Google Drive was announced just over two years ago and while it was partially shoehorned into use by being integrated into Gmail (much like OneDrive with Office or Windows), it has developed a fairly large and committed following of 190 million active users, according to Google.
Expanding their program, Google is now offering a series of really interesting benefits for students whose educational institution provides them with a Google Apps for Education account.
These benefits come at no additional charge to the school or the student and include:
- Unlimited storage in their Google Drive account with a maximum raw file size of up to 5TB
- Google Apps Vault which allows users to archive their emails and chats, as well as a few other things
- Enhanced security allowing for better information regarding the activity and usage of a file.
Google mentions that they "want educators and students who use Google Apps for Education to be able to focus on the learning experience—not the technology that supports it" and with the new Drive for Education program, they suggest that it could help facilitate that. Either way, educators and students that use Google Drive will likely be happy with these benefits and additions.
Source: Google For Education