Gather 'round the fire Help people feel comfortable and energized while getting to know each other in ways that can enhance all future collaboration. Icebreakers and warmups are commonly used during the first stages of team development (e.g., at the introductory meeting or class) or preceding a group gathering). Also try them whenever people need re-charging, or when bringing in new members.
21st Century Collaborative
Etherpad lite allows you to edit documents collaboratively in real-time, much like a live multi-player online editor, allowing you to write articles, proposals, press releases and the like, together with your friends, your fellow students or your colleagues, working on the same document at the same time. It even supports rich text editing! Additionally, Etherpad lite provides access to all data through a well-documented HTTP API and supports import/export to many major data exchange formats.
Cozi is a free app and website that helps you manage the chaos of family life with a shared calendar, shopping lists, to do lists and more. Cozi helps you keep track of everything from school schedules to sports activities, grocery lists, meals and chores — all in one place accessible by every member of the family and from any computer or mobile device. "Cozi is, in short, ridiculously handy. My only regret is that I waited this long to start using it." -PCWorld
Read this post in: French Let us face it; we, as humans, are selfish, individualists, and undoubtedly clinging to any privileges associated with power. Goodwill and sharing among peers follow Nielsen’s principle, and most of us wouldn’t even imagine acting differently unless obliged to. Is Collaboration a Crock?
Create Collaborative Newsstreams with Twitter and MyTweetMag “There’s no such thing as information overload, there’s only filter failure.” This famous quote from Clay Shirky exactly describes the purpose of MyTweetMag: Twitter is a perfect tool for sharing information and links. But on busy days you might get in trouble when you try to filter the rich news out of the endless twitter-stream.
Effective collaboration with wikis Chris, the Digital Pioneer, asked in the comments (and on his – I assume Chris is a he! – own blog) for some advice how how wikis can be used to throw some rough notes up and invite people to collaborate and share knowledge and experience to develop them into more coherent documents. Much of this stuff is standard across any kind of online community, and I don’t claim to be very original in any of this. However, for what it’s worth, here are my thoughts: 1. Identify who might be interested