Online collaboration?<br />Web-based software designed to help people collaborate on a common task<br />Online collaboration can make collaboration easier across rooms, buildings, states, countries<br />Collaboration can occur on documents, presentations, spreadsheets, etc.<br />
Nings<br />Nings are online collaboration tools<br />You’re part of our Ning so you know a little bit of what a Ning can do<br />Users can blog, chat, ask forum questions of each other, and, depending upon the level of access, collaborate on a much bigger level<br />
Wikis<br />Wikis are collaboration tools<br />You’ve seen a wiki – our MILI Wiki<br />We do not have you collaborate in it, but we could<br />Wikis have been used in classes, at conferences, for business purposes, etc.<br />
Moodle<br />Moodle is an online collaboration tool<br />Students can blog, respond to forum questions, upload documents, etc.<br />We’ll explore Moodle in-person next week<br />
Before we move on…<br />Questions so far??<br />
Google Docs<br />Create and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations<br />Can also create Forms, which are different kinds of questions you can send to people, and when answers come back they’re in spreadsheet form<br />Can create from new in Docs or upload existing items<br />Accessible anywhere<br />
Sign up for Google Docs<br />We want you to sign up for Google Docs<br />If you created a Google Docs account in the past for Google Reader or Gmail you can use that same account<br />After the webinar go to Google Docs and log in<br />
Between now and our meeting<br />We want you to use Google Docs to:<br />Beat the Bard – edit our Hamlet Google Doc<br />Upload a document into Google Docs and check out some of the differences<br />Upload or create a document and invite others to collaborate on the document with you<br />If you’ve used Google Docs in the past, play around with something you haven’t done there, like Presentations, Forms, or Spreadsheets<br />
Between now and our meeting<br />Make sure to blog<br />For blog prompts, look under Month 2 in the Wiki and use some of the Independent Learning Instructions to get ideas about what to blog<br />
Questions?<br />Ask now or you can always contact me:<br />email@example.com or 651-646-0475<br />
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