Online Collaboration - Articles Archive
from December 8, 2008 to September 27, 2008

Tired of having to manually sync documents between your different computers and your mobile devices? I have an online collaboration solution for you that can synchronize folders across Windows, OS X, and mobile platforms... easily and quickly. Or perhaps you need a program that lets ... read more

Andre Deutmeyer - December 8, 2008

Microsoft and Apple believe that your digital life is as important as your real one. That's why the two companies are betting time and resources to develop a technology to help you manage all your personal information across different devices. The goal of Live Mesh and MobileMe ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - December 6, 2008

Is our worldwide education system ready to prepare for the unpredictability and fast changes that the 21st century will be serving? Education isn’t only about creating employees. It’s about empowering individuals to become individuals with the ability to manage effectively the increasingly faster transformations of a complex ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - November 29, 2008

The Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008, Collaborative Map is a live editable map of over 150 of the best free and low-cost online collaboration tools available, picked and selected by passionate users like you and me. That's right. This collaborative map has been created with the ... read more

Robin Good - November 25, 2008

As more and more students begin to attend online courses, is the educational system well aware of the potential of outside-the-classroom approaches in learning? The abundance and consequent fragmentation of information gives increasing opportunity to specialized forms of education that more effectively address personal contexts and ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - November 22, 2008

Pretty soon mobile devices will be used to stream live and on-demand, recorded training courses, engaging learners on the move even in the absence of traditional face-to-face approaches. But, would you attend a course via your mobile phone? Easy of access to high-speed networks is indeed ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - November 8, 2008

“New technologies offer new opportunities for educators to increase learner engagement and improve the overall value of the learning experience." (Source: George Siemens) Is your university or college using Facebook, wikis, podcasts, or other social media technologies to communicate, interact and engage with its students? Educational technologies ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - November 1, 2008

Every wiki platform has its own advantages and disadvantages. There are tens of different wiki solutions out there, and it can be a daunting task to choose the wiki platform that will best suit your needs. What characteristics are most important when deciding on your wiki ... read more

Daniele Bazzano - October 30, 2008

How do you make sense of the huge quantity of the increasing amount of fragmented, separate, granular information you're exposed to when learning? "We make sense personally. No one makes sense for us." If you just rely on educational and academic institutions to make sense of the ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - October 25, 2008

A virtual team is only as good as the way it operates. In the second part of this video interview, Ken Thompson, team collaboration expert, reasons about the difficulties people encounter when choosing to work in a distributed workgroup and explains further how following the behavior ... read more

Daniele Bazzano - October 24, 2008

A virtual team is only as good as the way it operates. No matter how cool or advanced the collaboration technology used what makes a huge difference is how your team approaches the actual day-to-day team operations. Ken Thompson, team collaboration expert, explains in this video ... read more

Daniele Bazzano - October 23, 2008

Video conferencing? Need to share very large files with your team? Want to organize your team project while keeping in touch with all of your team members? This online collaboration tools Sharewood Guide has the tools you are looking for. Here the full set of online ... read more

Robin Good - October 19, 2008

Wondering what's happening between social software and academics? If you were to read some of the opinions expressed in the press, you wouldn't bet a dime on these new tools to become a future staple of learning evolution. General message: "it's bad. Very bad. We must ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - October 18, 2008

What is engagement marketing? "Engagement marketing, sometimes called "participation marketing", is a marketing strategy that invites and encourages consumers to participate in the evolution of a brand. Rather than looking at consumers as passive receivers of messages, engagement marketers believe that consumers should be actively involved ... read more

Ken Thompson - Bioteams - October 16, 2008

How long can we continue to add technology to teaching and learning before we fundamentally reconsider the entire process, including the spaces and structures of learning? If you have not yet realized it, smart phones and other intelligent mobile devices are invisibly becoming the prime just-in-time learning ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - October 11, 2008

Beyond file-sharing, peer-to-peer is an alternative way of looking at work, live and the way we make money. Although mainstream media coverage of P2P has mostly focused its spotlights on the on-going debate around file-sharing and pirated media (music, movies, games), the social, economic, and political ... read more

Andre Deutmeyer - October 8, 2008

Do you need to show to your distant teammates a set of images or a PowerPoint presentation right from your computer desktop? Do you want to train your classroom at a distance by inviting your students to watch what you are doing live on your PC? ... read more

Robin Good - October 6, 2008

If you are looking for web-based collaboration tools to manage your team projects, share your screen with other people or have web-conferencing sessions, I have picked some really cool new online collaboration apps for this issue of the Sharewood Guide. Here the full set of online collaboration ... read more

Robin Good - October 5, 2008

How do you know whether the information you are searching for online has been verified and comes from reliable sources? Are you getting into the mass-media habit of taking for granted whatever you read online? Is your critical evaluation attitude miserably fading? George Siemens, MasterNewMedia official guide ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - October 4, 2008

Is virtual learning better than classroom face-to-face instruction? Are the benefits for learning at a distance as effective as those obtainable from a traditional in-class curriculum? Tough to say. Different researchers report different experiences and given sometimes the shallowness of their investigation or the limited numbers ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - September 27, 2008

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