OER-UOU-elearning: Unit 2.3

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  • 2.3.5 Instant messaging
    • Skype
    • Messenger
    • gtalk
  • 2.3.6 Broadcast live
    • Upstream.tv
  • 2.3.7 Document hosting/sharing
    • Scribed
    • Share slides
    • Slide bloom
    • Author stream
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 Unit 2.3 - Collaborative Development

In the previous unit of this course, you have learn about social networking media; blog, micro blog and facebook etc. Blogs and other social media allows you to get comments or views on the posts or uploads you have been done. In this unit, you will learn about collaborative development using various software/tools. online Collaborative development is a virtual environment wherein all the contributors provide their content to build a topic collaboratively. Courselab, exelearning.org and wiki are very much used for collaborative content development. You will learn how these tools can be used to create content and work collaboratively. Instant messaging facilities is needed for any elearning environment. This helps the learner to clear hie/her concept with teacher or peer. Skype, messenger, gtalk are most popular using instant messaging providers. You learn these tools here. Also you will know about the document hosting tools like scribd, shareslides, slidebloom and authorstream. Let us discuss about what is collaboration?.

Collaboration requires individuals working together in a coordinated fashion, towards a common goal. Collaborative Development is a recursive[2] process where two or more people or organizations work together to achieve common goals. Collaborative Content Development  requires to working jointly with others / in groups especially in an intellectual endeavor to put together content.

Collaborative tools are built-up in computer aided technology that helps people for collaboration. There are lots of open source collaborative tools available for E-Learning. In this unit highlights few important tools and it features are given in Table 1.0: List Open Source E-Learning tools.

Suggested Reading

What is Collaboration


Indiana university Repository for e-Teaching & Learning

Fostering Online Collaboration and Teaming

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Effective Team work & Collaborations

Collaborative work: by Cisco CEO

Collaborative tools & Applications


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