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What type of collaboration helps? Psychological ownership, perceived learning and outcome quality of collaboration using Google. New word modes for collaborative writing. Using Google Apps in Professional Learning Communities. Conditions for SuccessfulOnline Document Collaboration. With the development of Web 2.0 technologies, online document collaboration tools are becoming increasingly available, often free of charge.

Conditions for SuccessfulOnline Document Collaboration

Although the technology is considered interactive and collaborative, it does not necessarily mean learners themselves will interact and collaborate. This paper discusses the conditions required for successful and meaningful collaboration, particularly when using technology. Collaboration is typified by participants engaged in a mutually beneficial relationship to meet pre-defined goals. To exemplify effective collaboration, the utilization of an online document collaboration tool is summarized. Google Docs in Higher Education Settings: A Preliminary Report. Using Google Docs To Support Project-Based Learning. The PDF file you selected should load here if your Web browser has a PDF reader plug-in installed (for example, a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Using Google Docs To Support Project-Based Learning

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Scientific writing: a randomized controlled trial comparing standard and on-line instruction.

The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board at Duke University and conducted between 2005 and 2007. Inclusion criteria We recruited novice researchers with minimal previous scientific writing experience and no previous publications in Medline indexed journals. All eligible participants were enrolled, with no further exclusion criteria. Sample Size Based on a pilot study of nine medical students writing manuscripts with our research group webcite, we estimated a standard deviation of 15 points in the SSQS.

Randomization, Sequence Generation and Concealment Random numbers were generated with GNU-R webcite, using a 1:1 proportion, blocks of eight individuals, and stratification based on program of origin (nursing, physical therapy, and medicine). UBIQUITOUS, FREE, AND EFFICIENT ONLINE COLLABORATION TOOLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE October 2008 ISSN 1302-6488 Volume: 9 Number: 4 Notes for Editor-1 Jace HARGIS, Ph.D.


Assistant Provost for Faculty Development University of the Pacific Stockton, California, USA S. Dean of Business and Computer Education St. 5001 St. Cloud computing. New-Media Literacies. Being literate in a real-world sense means being able to read and write using the media forms of the day, whatever they may be.

New-Media Literacies

For centuries, consuming and producing words through reading and writing and, to a lesser extent, listening and speaking were sufficient. But because of inexpensive, easy-to-use, and widely available new tools, literacy now requires being conversant with new forms of media as well as text, including sound, graphics, and moving images. In addition, it demands the ability to integrate these new media forms into a single narrative, or “media collage,” such as a Web page, blog, or digital story.

The nature of literacy has changed in another respect as well. Since the advent of the Web, expression has shifted toward including social, rather than strictly individual, kinds of communication. As our students migrate to new media, we must blend the essential aspects of more traditional media with the offerings of new forms of media. From Read-Only to Write-Possible.