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10 Collaborative Web Tools for Business

10 Collaborative Web Tools for Business
This is a blog post by Drea Knufken. Desktop software may soon be a thing of the past. This is especially true in collaboration applications–the kind project managers and work groups use. * Secure, remote access from anywhere with an Internet connection * Lower software costs * Little to no setup costs * No need for technicians to setup * No long-term commitments * Centralization * Compatible with any operating system * No updating * No patching * No backing up * Add new users instantly * No computer dependence What are My Options? Ready to try a web-based approach? 10. Features: * Microblogging * Group creation * Company social network * File attaching * Email integration * RSS feeds Pros: * Creative setup process * Clean, simple interface * Very easy to use * Well-executed microblogging * Desktop, mobile clients * API Cons: * Extremely limited functionality * Not much business use * Could be less productive to use * No outsider integration Overview: I follow a link to my network via email. Related:  ODR Practitioner Tools and Tipscollaboration

ParticipateDB -- Tools for Participation Managing Mass Collaboration Campus-adr Tech Blog Campus-adr.org » Tech Blog Home » Thu, Jan 30, 2014 MCC Roleplay Book The Mennonite Conciliation Service has posted their great (and now out of print) book of conflict resolution roleplays online as a pdf. The late 1990’s era collection, edited by Ron Mock, includes 41 scenarios that can be used for discussion and practice honing your conflict intervention skills. Categories addressed include One-Party, Simple Interpersonal Conflicts, Complex Interpersonal Conflicts, Multiparty Conflicts, Victim-Offender Reconciliation, and Scripts, Sociodramas and Case Studies. Sun, Jan 05, 2014 Say Peace - Islamic Perspectives on Conflict Resolution Manual for Muslim Communities The Salam Institute for Peace and Justice based in Washington D.C. has released a new resource that looks really interesting. Wed, Nov 20, 2013 GATHER Guidebook for Convenors Mon, Nov 04, 2013 Presentations from the ACR 2013 Conference in Minnesota Get the slides here. Sun, Nov 03, 2013 ODR Cyberweek 2013 is Nov 4-8 Sat, Oct 26, 2013 Ms.

15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration No man (or woman) is an island – and this statement can’t be any truer if you’re a designer or developer. Though paid/subscription services like Basecamp and Zimbra are great, individuals strapped for cash have a ton of alternatives that provide similar (if not better) features. In this article, you’ll find 15 free tools to help you facilitate remote/web-based collaboration. Whether you need basic whiteboarding/brainstorming tools or fully-featured project management applications – you should be able to find a tool or two that’s worth checking out. Google Docs Google Docs is an excellent application for collaboration. Stixy Stixy is a flexible, online “bulletin board”/drawing board. Project2Manage Project2Manage is a fully-featured, free, hosted solution for project management and collaboration (similar to Basecamp). bubbl.us bubbl.us is a free, web-based application for collaborative brainstorming. Dabbleboard Dabbleboard is a robust, online whiteboard that’s easy to use. Protonotes Twiddla

FacilitatePro FacilitatePro Turns Your Web Browser into a Collaborative Meeting Place that Facilitates Group Problem Solving and Decision Making FacilitatePro™ features brainstorming, prioritizing, evaluating, surveying and action planning tools that transform meetings into powerful opportunities to unleash creativity, solve complex problems, and take decisive action. Accessed via a standard web browser, FacilitatePro is used in meeting rooms to improve group productivity or to support a teleconference, video conference or web conference. FacilitatePro is equally effective in an asynchronous setting, where participants can use the tools to contribute to an ongoing meeting at their convenience simply by accessing the web address of the shared meeting room. Download FacilitatePro Product Overview Document (1.5MB PDF). When coupled with a well-planned agenda and sound meeting ground rules, FacilitatePro speeds idea generation and data collection, leaving more time for creative thinking and analysis.

9 Great Document Collaboration Tools for Teams This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. With cloud computing continuing its reach into areas once dominated by desktop applications, it's a great time to consider how your business could benefit from online collaboration tools for producing great documents. Whether it's a proposal, press release, manual, or other type of communication or documentation, there are some great and relatively easy to use tools out there to help your team prepare it. We've looked at the bigger picture in team collaboration tools before, including everything from private group messaging to shared contacts to project management. Wikis Wiki software allows multiple users to collaborate on interlinked web documents relatively easily using a WYSIWYG editor or a lightweight markup language. Collaborative Document Editors Google Wave More small business resources from Mashable:

Technologies Used by Standby Task Force Volunteers The Standby Volunteer Task Force comprises a network of skilled and dedicated volunteers from the world over. We use multiple technologies to manage live mapping operations. These include Ning, Skype, email, Google Groups, Google Docs, cell phones, Ushahidi, OpenStreetMap, ArcGIS, Google Maps, Google Earth, Access, Excel, SatScan, DropBox, YouSendIt, Doodle and Wordl. Since we use so many technologies, we figured we’d simply use the title “Standby Volunteer Task Force” rather than the U-O-A-G-G-A-E-S-D-Y-D-W Standby Volunteer Task Force. When we launched the Task Force at the 2010 Crisis Mapping Conference, we offered to develop a model (i.e., processes, workflows, protocols, best practices, etc) for live crisis mapping that other communities could benefit from. But the point of the Task Force was never (and still isn’t) to focus on one mapping technology over an other. Like this: Like Loading...

100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration (Part 3) | Ozge Karaoglu& “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” George Bernard Shaw Collaboration tools let you create, edit, share, discuss, engage, communicate and collaborate with others in a meaningful way that help us learn from each other. Here comes the third part of the series to facilitate web based collaboration. Let’s work 2gether!! Prezi is a unique way to create presentations without any slides but zooming sketches on a blank canvas. Woices is an interesting tool to share and share echos that are linked to specific geographical location or real life objects. Protonotes are notes that you add to your prototype to discuss, and collaborate on prototype, it’s more like a discussion board wiki. Twiddla allows you to mark websites, graphics and photos or you can use a blank canvas to brainstorm. Board800 Read more:

Resolve: Decide Something When to use Resolve Your group has already discussed an issue, researched opinions, and heard various points of view. Now it's time to see if there is a proposal that you can all live with. The proposal will help you know that you are done, and that the issue is resolved one way or another. What can you do with resolve? Float a proposal or two out there. Using resolve, you can learn which ideas have the most support, learn about the concerns of other members, and move toward something that meets everyone's needs. A single place to look at the most recent version of a proposal, and a single place to make and propose changes.A history of people's changing opinions that can be displayed alongside the history of the proposal itself.An easy way to see who has yet to respondA way to bug people to get their votes in.A way to record opinions on behalf of other people in your group. When not to use resolve

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