Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'collaborative.authoring'

The (Ongoing) Case for Google Drive

Microsoft’s Office is the most-used office productivity suite in the world. Redmond claims that one-in-seven humans currently uses the suite. The software is complex; Word itself boasts nearly 1,200 menu items according to an intrepid Google Forum user, Pat...

Comments-Only Access Added to Google Docs

Google Docs recently announced expanded features for receiving feedback on documents by releasing a "Can comment" permission level to docs. In the past, users could create a document and select "Can edit" or "Can view" as sharing options, but there...

Preventing Simultaneous Editing Conflicts in Wikispaces

One problem students might encounter when working in Wikispaces sites is overwriting each others' work with editing simultaneously. This is most likely to happen on a page where many students are expected to contribute before a specific deadline. A simply...

Wikispaces Adds Inline Comments

Columbia's Wikispaces and Wikischolars wikis now have a new annotation feature called "comments." This new feature is the equivalent of using a Post-it note on a page. It allows for inline, contextual feedback within a page without changing the content...

Scitable: A Collaborative Learning Space for Science

Scitable is a collaborative learning space for science from Nature Publishing Group where students, instructors and researchers can collaborate on scientific work. The creators of the site believe that science education should be social and interactive, allowing students and...

Drawing Tool Added to Google Apps

Google Docs now includes a web-based drawing tool, which is perfect for collaboratively authoring diagrams, concept maps, and flow charts. Of course, the Google Docs drawing tool is also excellent for solo work. Collaborating on visualizations is typically impractical because...

Evaluating Student Work in a Wiki

Wikis are prone to develop in unpredictable ways. Instructors rightfully worry about uncontrolled posting in their Wikispaces sites, because it can lead to difficulty when trying to assess an individual student's effort. Fortunately, instructors can simplify this assessment by considering some of the methods presented below.

VideoANT: Online Video Annotation System

VideoANT is a simple, easy-to-use online environment developed at the University of Minnesota that synchronizes video with timeline-based text annotations. VideoANT is designed to engage learners by supporting interactions between students, instructors, and their videos. VideoANT can handle YouTube...

Using Google Docs (Spreadsheets) to Collect Data

Google Docs are a great way to share and edit online text or datasets. There is a new feature that allows spreadsheets to be filled out using a form. You start by creating a spreadsheet; then click on the "share"...

Engaging in Collaborative Writing

Collaborative writing can be incredibly rewarding for both students and instructors if expectations are established and the exercise is well planned. It is important to determine the outcomes of the collaborative writing exercise before choosing the type of technology needed to facilitate the exercise. Wikis, blogs, discussion boards, and Web-based tool services have multiplied in number and availability in recent years and can often be used for a low monthly fee, or no fee.

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