Below you will find a presentation that a peer and I created in our graduate class on social network learning! Some of my favorite projects in my graduate program have been these types of collaborative projects. We decided to use Google apps to complete the collaboration because they make it so simple and easy. We began with a Google Docs where we collected sources and quotes, outlined our presentation, and collaborated on ideas. We established a great flow because I usually carve out time during the day to work and Betty, my classmate, works on graduate school work at night, so Betty would be able to complete a part of the work at night and then I would pick up where she left off the next day. We would communicate through FB messenger and leave each other notes about what we had done. We decided to present our final criteria in Google Slides which again made collaboration easy. We were just easily able to pick up were the other left off. With this flow, we are were able to finish pretty quickly and were very happy with the presentation we created.
Collaborative technology tools, such as Google apps, have become vital in creating and expanding PLNs online. I have used these tools to build presentations for conferences with friends and peers across the country. I have also been able to use them to complete large school assignments with classmates across the globe. It excites me that we now teach in a world where collaboration can happen between people separated by miles and oceans. Ideas are no longer exclusive to just single classrooms or schools. Ideas can be grown and shared with and by people across the globe.
So now enjoy an example of online collaboration as Betty Wells and I share 15 criteria for effective curation.
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