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Lesson 5: Tools for Online Collaboration. Learning Objectives. After studying this lesson, you will be able to: Define cloud computing Create a group workspace Share a document online Describe a threaded Discussion Update a page on a wiki Add a new post to a blog

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Learning objectives
Learning Objectives

  • After studying this lesson, you will be able to:

    • Define cloud computing

    • Create a group workspace

    • Share a document online

    • Describe a threaded Discussion

    • Update a page on a wiki

    • Add a new post to a blog

    • Describe what is meant by “Web 2.0”


Collaborating online
Collaborating Online

  • Online Collaboration tools include:

    • Personal workspace

    • Group workspace

    • Threaded discussions

    • Wikis

    • Online conferencing

    • Social networking

    • Online file storage


Online collaboration services
Online Collaboration Services

  • Examples include:

    • Google Groups

    • Windows Live SkyDrive

    • Acrobat.com


Cloud computing
Cloud Computing

  • A traditional network wires everyone at a central location such as a building or a company


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Cloud Computing

  • A cloud network connects anyone with access to the Internet, all over the world


Group workspaces
Group Workspaces

  • Features vary from service to service, but often include:

    • Shared files

    • Web pages

    • Threaded discussions

    • Activity updates

Files in a Google Groups workspace; one is shared with three collaborators


Inviting members to a workspace
Inviting Members to a Workspace

  • Members need an electronic invitation

  • The group administrator can monitor group invitations and confirmed memberships

Invitation tracking for a Google Groups workspace


Sharing documents
Sharing Documents

  • File Compatibility

    • Collaborators must have software which can open the files you share

  • File Conversion

    • You can convert a file from its native format to a different format

A Word 2010 document being converted to work with older versions of Word


Uploading and downloading
Uploading and Downloading

  • You upload and download documents to the group workspace


Threaded discussions
Threaded Discussions

  • Allow posting of connected messages in one or more series (threads)

    • Members can respond to the original posting, and also other responses

Original posting that started the discussion

A reply to a posting


Cloud applications
Cloud Applications

  • Cloud applications can run on any Internet-connected computer

    • Not installed on the hard drive

    • Typically run within a browser window

A view of Google Docs


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Cloud Applications

  • Have fairly simple controls

  • Can create basic documents fairly well

Menu bar

Toolbar


Sharing online documents
Sharing Online Documents

  • Most cloud application services let you share documents with others

    • Some services require others sharing to also have an account at the same service

Google docs lets you copy and past a link to share a file with others


Web 2 0 tools
Web 2.0 Tools

  • Web 2.0 tools offer enhanced interactivity

    • Blogs—online journals others can add comments to

    • Wikis—websites others can edit and add to

    • Social Networking—Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

    • Video Email—Send video messages without attachments



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