A collaborative project is a problem-based task that requires at least two people to research, resolve, and document. The team collaborates by using writing and publishing web-based applications such as WikiEducator, Google Docs, instant messaging software (Skype, Messenger, Google Talk, etc) and desktop applications such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Open Office or the traditional paper and pen method to write their findings.
Collaborative projects are a wonderful way of developing team spirit, critical thinking, and creativity that goes beyond the member's individual work. Teamwork develops as members get to know one another, learn how to solve problems, and reach decisions.
Collaborative projects that use technology in the classroom involve an ongoing learning process for both the teacher and student (taken from Deutsch).
International Collaborative Projects
- Computer-Mediated Collaborative Projects as ::Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers by Julie Shaughnessy, Ross Purves, & Anita Jackson from Roehampton University, Froebel College, London, UK.