Collaboration tools in education

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Use of computers in Education has increased a lot and is benefiting a lot to the students and teachers. Also with this change an important change that is happening is use of the Opensource softwares in education. This presentation talks about some of the collaboration tools that are opensource and can be used for learning and teaching process.

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  • Collaboration is a great way to engage with people; helping businesses in reducing costs, travel time, better client interaction etc. There are various collaboration tools like webex, gomeetnow, gotomeeting, R-HUB web conferencing servers etc. used by organizations for collaborating online.
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  • Nice presentation regarding collaboration tools. One can select from various online collaboration tools such as WebEx, gomeetnow, gotomeeting, on premise RHUB appliances etc. for conducting webinars, web conferences, video conferences, web meetings etc.
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Collaboration tools in education

  1. 1. FOSS Tools for Collaboration in Education Prakash B. Pimpale Staff Scientist KBCS, CDAC Mumbai National Workshop on FOSS Adoption in Education CDAC, Navi Mumbai1 | Internal use only
  2. 2. GOALS Understand ➢ Collaboration tools What are these tools? How do they work? ➢ Use of Collaboration Tools Where and How these can be used in Education ?2 | Internal use only
  3. 3. WAY AHEAD ➢ Background & Overview ➢ Tools ➢ Demo3 | Internal use only
  4. 4. BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW ➢ What is collaboration? The action of working with someone to Produce Create Learn4 | Internal use only
  5. 5. ➢ Why and Where is it happening now?5 | Internal use only
  6. 6. ➢ Collaboration tools: Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking Sites, e-mail, Discussion Boards, Real Time Collaborative Writing, Web Conferencing/Meeting, Social Bookmarking, Project Management, Resource Sharing ... ➢ Use of tools - Our Need and We Should ➢ Tech savy generation, Many resources ... ➢ Availability of tools, Enriches education process ...6 | Internal use only
  7. 7. The shift7 | Internal use only
  8. 8. ➢ Using these tools we can now do it all online at one place!8 | Internal use only
  9. 9. TOOLS ➢ e-Mail ➢ Social Networks ➢ Chat/ Instant Messaging ➢ Real Time collaborative ➢ Discussion Boards Writing/Editing ➢ Blogs ➢ Concept Mapping ➢ Micro-Blogs ➢ Project Management ➢ Wikis ➢ Web Conferencing/ ➢ Polls Meeting/ Webinars9 | Internal use only
  10. 10. e-Mail ➢ Electronic mail ➢ Simplest way of communication ➢ Basic way for collaboration ➢ Can be used for ➢ Information sharing ➢ Assignment submission ➢ Threaded discussions/brainstorming on idea ➢ Administration and Communication10 | Internal use only
  11. 11. Chat/ Instant Messaging ➢ Real-time/instant direct communication ➢ Two or more participants ➢ Brainstorming and discussions Questions paper setting, Decision Making11 | Internal use only
  12. 12. Discussion Boards ➢ Topic and replies ➢ Can be used for Brainstorming, Discussions, Assignment Submissions, Question and Answers ➢ Can be created even by students and faculty can monitor and intervene ➢ Being recoded allows to make content public – works as Repository12 | Internal use only
  13. 13. Blogs ➢ A Web site on which an individual or group of users share opinions, information, etc. on a regular basis ➢ Can be used for ➢ Class website – teachers only permission ➢ Share best practices, experiences, course material apart from text books ➢ Discussions and questions/answers ➢ Your good blog post (interpretation of certain concept) may help other class/school students also13 | Internal use only
  14. 14. Wordpress – General Public License14 | Internal use only
  15. 15. Micro-Blogs ➢ Share links, status, information with students, teachers ➢ 140 characters limit ➢ StatusNet - Affero General Public License15 | Internal use only
  16. 16. Wikis ➢ A website allowing creation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser ➢ Simplified mark-up language or WYSIWYG editor ➢ History of edits is maintained ➢ Can be used for ➢ Collaborative content creation and sharing ➢ Summary of classroom activities by teacher with the help from students ➢ For start – Information of plants in school campus ➢ MediaWiki – General Public License16 | Internal use only
  17. 17. S. D. Public School, Pitampura, India17 | Internal use only
  18. 18. Polls ➢ Polls for consensus building/Decision making ➢ Decision on shall we go on trip? and also on shall we conduct test on this Friday? (if they say No do it!)18 | Internal use only
  19. 19. Social Networks ➢ Web-based services that allow users to Create profile, connect other users and Share text, images, videos ➢ Enables interactions ➢ Features like blogs, groups, forums ➢ Can be used to ➢ Share resources ➢ Connect students and teachers ➢ Create groups for subjects ➢ Powerful than just blogs or discussion forums ➢ Elgg and BuddyPress – General Public License19 | Internal use only
  20. 20. Powered by Elgg – General Public License20 | Internal use only
  21. 21. Real Time collaborative Writing ➢ A software that allows several people to write/edit same document in real time ➢ Visualise many students writing on same slate ➢ Can be used ➢ To Prepare documents, presentations ➢ To set question papers ➢ Etherpad – various parts under Apache, GPL, BSD, LGPL21 | Internal use only
  22. 22. Concept Mapping ➢ A concept map is a diagram showing the relationships among concepts ➢ Collaborative creation of concept maps ➢ Can be used ➢ For assessing students in concepts ➢ Creating content collaboratively ➢ XMind – Lesser General Public License and Eclipse Public License22 | Internal use only
  23. 23. Concept Map of collaboration tools23 | Internal use only
  24. 24. Project Management ➢ Software to manage group projects ➢ Allows ➢ Resource management ➢ Task management ➢ Milestones and calendering ➢ Time tracking ➢ Document management ➢ Can used ➢ For group projects ➢ For assessment ➢ Collabtive and Project.Net - General Public License24 | Internal use only
  25. 25. Web Conferencing ➢ A web based application for conferencing/Meeting ➢ Allows ➢ Video Conferencing ➢ Chat ➢ Whiteboard writing/drawing ➢ Can be used ➢ For remote assistance to students ➢ For Conducting Meetings ➢ OpenMeeting - Eclipse Public License25 | Internal use only
  26. 26. References ➢ Teaching with Technology : Collaboration Tools, Technology for Education, Carnegie Mellon ➢ Social Networking in Higher Education by Bryan Alexander ➢ Collaboration Tools by Cyprien Lomas, Michael Burke, and Carie L. Page ➢ New student collaboration tools EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee Pablo G. Molina, Georgetown University ➢ Collaboration and Technology for Teaching and Learning Albert L. Ingram, Ph. D. Robyn E, Parker, Ph. D. and the Collaborative Technologies Learning Community Kent State University This work by CDAC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License26 | Internal use only
  27. 27. Thank you! Prakash B. Pimpale prakash@cdac.in, pbpimpale@gmail.com CDAC, Navi Mumbai www.cdac.in27 | Internal use only
  28. 28. Demo ➢ Etherpad ➢ Link: http://beta.primarypad.com/ ➢ OpenMeeting ➢ Link: http://demo.openmeetings.de/openmeetings/ ➢ Collabtive ➢ Link: http://collabtive.o-dyn.de/demo/28 | Internal use only

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