Working together, apart…
One of the key features of Web 2.0 is the ability to collaborate on the creation of online content. Google Docs is a great example of free web-based software that provides text documents, spreadsheets and data storage, where access can be shared.
People can log in and edit documents together at the same time, and if needed, students can easily access these documents remotely and collaborate on group projects. This set up is ideal for students undertaking distance-learning courses, and for online group
Harnessing collective intelligence
Wikis are documents online where anyone can contribute or edit content. Increasingly Wikis are being used in academia to upload, share and peer review content, for example in research group collaboration. Of course the open nature of wikis means that you should not rely entirely on this self-edited information. However they are ideal for collating a wide range of content and analysis with
hyperlinks to related articles, and establishing a hub of information that provides your students with plenty of food for thought.