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Virtual collaboration tips and tools

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. Discuss – challenges of collaborating with people online, project approaches, engaging with outside communities, tools
. Using – project experiences of working in virtual worlds and being a graduate of IOLE
. Able to address with regard to your own career:
+ Team working tips
+ Team presentation tips
+ Community engagement tips
+ Virtual tool tips

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Virtual collaboration tips and tools

  1. 1. Sitearm● Planner and expediter for projects in community, spirituality, arts.● Le nom en ligne for James Neville Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 1
  2. 2. Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools● Discuss – challenges of collaborating with people online, project approaches, engaging with outside communities, tools● Using – project experiences of working in virtual worlds and being a graduate of IOLE● Able to address with regard to your own career: ● Team working tips ● Team presentation tips ● Community engagement tips ● Virtual tool tips Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 2
  3. 3. Team working tips● Form, storm, norm, perform● Team roles● Diverge, converge● Facilitate, lead Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 3
  4. 4. Form, storm, norm, perform*● Form - get to know one another, exchange some personal information● Storm - different ideas compete for consideration including what problems the team is really supposed to solve and what leadership model they will accept● Norm - team manages to come to have one goal and a mutual plan; all members take responsibility and have ambition to work for success● Perform – team works smoothly and effectively, competently and autonomously; produces results * Reference: “Tuckman” Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 4
  5. 5. Team roles* Members of successful teams share these roles● Coordinator ● Resource Investigator● Shaper ● Team worker● New Ideas Planter ● Implementer● Monitor Evaluator ● Completer Finisher ● Specialist* Reference: “Belbin” Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 5
  6. 6. Diverge, converge● New groups cant do this on their own, at first - they need a skilled, neutral facilitator. Facilitation is a tool – learn it. Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 6
  7. 7. Team presentation tips● Presentation agenda ● Tell em what youre gonna tell em ● Tell em ● Tell em what youve told em● Presentation content ● If youre not absolutely clear of your key messages, dont expect them to be. ● It is impossible to underestimate the ability of an audience to fully understand you. Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 7
  8. 8. Engaging with outside communities1. Look for candidate communities based on your interest, by listings or word of mouth. Arrange to attend one of the upcoming community events, real world or online.2. At the event, listen, watch, and observe. Is the event addressing topics of interest? Are the interactions polite or curt, businesslike or disorganized, friendly or rude?3. Does the community notice you? Does it invite you to introduce yourself? Does a member make a point of "friending" you, or giving you a contact card?4. After the event, you should be in a position to decide whether to continue with this community. Remember, a negative experience “is not personal." Do not hesitate to try again with a new candidate community. Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 8
  9. 9. Virtual Tool Tips● Single tool – good for one thing● Multi tool – good for two or more things● Parallel tool – use more than one tool together● Real time – use tool to interact “live”● Time delay – use tool to interact “at intervals” Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 9
  10. 10. Virtual Tool Overview● Text ● Google, Bing - search● Voice ● YouTube, Vimeo - video● Image / Video ● Instructables - how tos● 3D ● Pinterest, Flickr - images ● Scoop.it!, Paper.li - online● Email content curation● Twitter ● Wikis, Google Docs - collaborative documents● Blogs (WordPress) ● Dropbox, YouSendIt - file● Skype, Linked In sharing● Open Sim, Second Life ● Facebook, Google+ - real name required Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 10
  11. 11. Multiple affiliations● Each of us have multiple affiliations with which we identify - e.g., nationality, profession, location, interests Groups: Individuals: Group (Affiliation) Individual (Name) DVL Sharon DVL Sabrina LPC Beverly EST Beverly NCL Mary Beth EXN Mary Beth EXN Paul EXN Arthur Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM EST Christoper 11
  12. 12. Multiple identities● Multiple affiliations lead to multiple identities* Group Interlock NCL EXN EST LPC DVL Networks: Individual Affiliation Shar Sabr Mary Paul Bev Chris Networks: Art* Reference: nom de plume (pen name), nom de guerre (war name), nom en ligne (online name), gō (art name), etc. Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 12
  13. 13. Multiple reach● Multiple identities lead to multiple reach Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 13
  14. 14. Summary● Learn how to facilitate - Your roles on teams will vary.● Virtual tools expand your reach - Use a variety of virtual tools to balance their strengths.● Multiple affiliations expand your reach - Use multiple identities to match your affiliations.● Keep a tab on your identities and affiliations - Your networks will change.● Keep a tab on where youre going with your career - Your goals will change. Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 14
  15. 15. Thank You!Virtual Collaboration Tips and Tools SITEARM 15

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