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Online Tools for Group Work

  1. 1. blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping, blog, wiki, doc, mind-mapping Group Work Online
  2. 2. <ul><li>Bringing together different ideas, finding common ground </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing together research on your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics – meeting times, task assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping up with everyone’s progress </li></ul><ul><li>Piecing together the patchwork of parts into one coherent project </li></ul><ul><li>Finding good tools to bring your work together and present it </li></ul>Working in a group presents unique challenges, like… Collaboration Publishing Group Projects
  3. 3. <ul><li>Collaboration isn’t the same as cooperation or coordination - each have different processes, practices and depth of engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration is a human process – throwing technology at people won’t magically/automatically create collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful, productive collaboration won’t happen without mutuality of desired outcomes, shared values of transparency and information sharing, compassion, compromise </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration implies that &quot;the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few or the needs of the one&quot; and sometimes people aren’t really interested in living by that principle </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration can be a source of real value in the face of complex environments and situations where no single person has the right answer </li></ul>These observations about the nature of collaboration that may help inform your approach to group work: From: http://reflectionskmoi.blogspot.com/2009/12/8-things-you-need-to-know-about.html Collaboration
  4. 4. Task Roles : Initiator / Contributor, Information Seeker or Giver, Opinion Seeker or Giver, Elaborator, Co-ordinator, Orienter, Evaluator / Critic, Energizer, Procedural Technician, Recorder   Personal / Social Roles : Encourager, Harmonizer, Compromiser, Gatekeeper / Expediter, Observer / Commentator, Follower   Individualistic / Dysfunctional Roles : Aggressor, Blocker, Recognition Seeker, Self-confessor, Disrupter, Dominator, Help Seeker, Special Interest Pleader What kind of group member are you? Who do you need to work with to complement your skills? (Benne and Sheats' Group Roles: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMM_85.htm ) Group Projects
  5. 5. Image from: http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/please-do-not-disturb-mind-mapping/ MIND-MAPPING
  6. 6. <ul><li>mind-mapping = visual brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Uses flow charts or thought bubbles </li></ul><ul><li>Good for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>initial planning of project ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exploring avenues of a topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bringing together the group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creating of flowcharts </li></ul></ul>Mind-mapping
  7. 7. From: http://www.buzanworld.com/Mind_Maps.htm Mind-mapping
  8. 8. For an overview of mind-mapping and examples, check out: http://www.buzanworld.com/Mind_Maps.htm http://blog.iqmatrix.com/mind-map/how-to-mind-map-a-beginners-guide   Some free, online mind-mapping tools: http://www.gliffy.com http://bubbl.us http://www.mindmeister.com http://www.thinkature.com Mind-mapping
  9. 9. Image from www.zdnet.com/ <ul><li>blog = online newsletter/magazine/journal/diary </li></ul><ul><li>Good for: </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing together many voices on a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological presentation of material </li></ul><ul><li>Instant website design </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative presentation format </li></ul><ul><li>Including multi-media content </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection over time </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting back to the group </li></ul>BLOGS
  10. 10. How would writing an assignment for a blog be different than writing a &quot;traditional&quot; assignment? Image from www.coxandforkum.com BLOGS
  11. 11. <ul><li>How would writing an assignment for a blog be different than writing a &quot;traditional&quot; assignment? </li></ul><ul><li>Can be read, commented on by your peers </li></ul><ul><li>Many writers can produce one end product </li></ul><ul><li>Might be read & commented on by people outside your class, this university </li></ul><ul><li>Can include multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>Can be updated, changed later </li></ul><ul><li>Online repository - unless you delete it, can live past the class and be accessible as example of your work </li></ul><ul><li>More effort may be required in organization – older blog posts are pushed off the front page with every new post; how can all posts be accessed? </li></ul>BLOGS
  12. 12. <ul><li>How would writing an assignment for a blog be the same as writing a &quot;traditional&quot; assignment? </li></ul><ul><li>Good writing is always good writing </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on the type of assignment, research may still be required </li></ul><ul><li>The rules of academic integrity still apply! Cite ALL research included in your blog plus all images and media you include. </li></ul>Image from www.digitalbirmingham.co.uk BLOGS
  13. 13. Some popular FREE blogging programs are: BLOGS
  14. 14. Image by Andrew Weldon <ul><li>Good for: </li></ul><ul><li>allowing many people to add and edit content </li></ul><ul><li>Creating complex, multi-faceted projects </li></ul><ul><li>Designing a website without coding or hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting a lot of information simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing and connecting different types of information </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing or presenting a project online </li></ul>wiki = online notebook Easy access to online pages means many people (or one person) can create and share information WIKIS
  15. 15. Image from www.wiki.nasa.gov WIKIS
  16. 16. <ul><li>Other great wiki features: </li></ul><ul><li>expandable structure – you can add as many pages as you need. </li></ul><ul><li>not LINEAR - you can jump around easily from page to page or section to section. </li></ul><ul><li>allow folders as well as pages - great for more complex projects with lots of sections. </li></ul><ul><li>store FILES – upload .doc, .xls, .ppt, .jpg, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Track changes, group member input </li></ul>WIKIS
  17. 17. <ul><li>1 folder=1 class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pages for notes, assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>upload back-ups of your assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>link to online resources </li></ul></ul>Image from http://freshome.com A wiki can be a great organizer for your entire academic portfolio . WIKIS
  18. 18. Some Products Available for FREE (depending on usage): … but free usually comes with limitations or a cost (i.e. ads) WIKIS
  19. 19. <ul><li>collaborative doc = communal file </li></ul><ul><li>Many people can work on them SIMULTANEOUSLY . </li></ul><ul><li>Good for: </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional essays written by more than one person </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing spreadsheets, presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Working together on writing projects </li></ul>Google Docs provides LIMITED versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint These versions do not have all the features of MS products. Collaborative Documents
  20. 20. collaborative docs = communal files Many people can work on them SIMULTANEOUSLY . These are all free products which offer collaborative documents in various forms: Collaborative Documents
  21. 21. 16 large-file sharing apps available here! http://www.filedropper.com/ http://www.driveway.com/ http://www.zshare.net/ 5GB limit 500MB limit 1GB limit <ul><li>Good for: </li></ul><ul><li>sending a large file (+10MB): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>between group members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to a professor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>creating an online backup of your project </li></ul>large-file sharing = BIG online mailbox/file cabinet Large-File Sharing
  22. 22. <ul><li>social bookmarking = shared roadmap to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Good for: </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing links among group members </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing what other people are bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Finding links by topic (tag) </li></ul>Social Bookmarking
  23. 23. Input tags to find sites Your tags Bookmarks/Favorites/Links/Sites # of users who bookmarked this site, Click to see their tags, add history of site Tags attached to this site Social Bookmarking
  24. 24. <ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Use tags! </li></ul><ul><li>Create set of uniform tags for your group - wording for same concept </li></ul><ul><li>No “,” between tags, use “_” or nospace for multi-words (agree within group before starting!) </li></ul><ul><li>Bundle tags of similar or related concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Share bookmarks with group members </li></ul><ul><li>Add other students in your discipline </li></ul>Social Bookmarking
  25. 25. http://www.toobla.com/ Social Bookmarking
  26. 26. custom search engines = Google by topic <ul><li>Good for: </li></ul><ul><li>Limiting your search to just the valuable sites </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing sites with your group </li></ul><ul><li>Finding new sites on a topic </li></ul>Custom Search Engines
  27. 27. http://www.rollyo.com/ Custom Search Engines
  28. 28. Custom Search Engines
  29. 29. Add up to 25 URLs Custom Search Engines
  30. 30. Google also offers a custom search engine. DOESN’T have the social networking component of Rollyo. DOES allow more than 25 URLs. DOES feature a widget to add search box for your customized engine to a website. Custom Search Engines
  31. 31. Once in awhile, you might actually meet your group! Facilitate face-to-face meetings with: <ul><li>No more email tag! </li></ul><ul><li>Propose times, send invites. </li></ul><ul><li>Group members say yes or no </li></ul><ul><li>www.meetingwizard.com </li></ul>Group Meetings
  32. 32. Academic Integrity If you include someone else’s in your assignment, you MUST credit the source. A few final reminders:
  33. 33. Privacy Be sure to check the settings of any online tools you use for MAXIMUM SECURITY ! A few final reminders:
  34. 34. Get updates – cool gadgets, tech news, media craziness Hours: Mon-Thurs 8-8, Fri 8-7 Forsyth Library [email_address] www.fhsu.edu/library/tlc www.facebook.com/learning.commons Come by and see us!

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