MIST Survival 101: How Do MIST Students Collaborate Online?
Problem and Objectives • Your instructor has just assigned your group to complete a word document on the benefits of a learning theory. What do you do? • This video is going to provide you with some helpful tips.
What are Some Tools that MIST Students Use to Collaborate Online? Some tools that are commonly used are: • Email • Skype • Google Docs • Group Forum in i. Learn
Email Things to keep in mind when using email: • Check it daily and if possible, a couple times a day • Try to forward your emails to one account • Make sure you check your spam folder
Skype Advantages of using Skype: • Allows you to have a voice conversation with all of your group members at once • Allows you to have a video conference with group members (if your computer has a camera) • Allows you to send instant messages through its chat function
Are You Ready to Use Skype? How to get started: • Set up an account at www. skype. com • Add your group members as contacts • Set up a time that works for all of your group members • Get started on that project
Google Docs Advantages to using Google Docs: • Your entire group can see the same document at the same time • Your entire group can work on the same document at the same time • No need to send the document back and forth via email
Are You Ready to Use Google Docs? How to get started: • Access Google Docs from your MYCSUMB account: http: //my. csumb. edu/dashboard • Select New…Document and give it a title • Select Share and type in the email addresses of your group members • Start collaborating on that project
Final Thoughts and Tips Have an agenda Have a timekeeper Have a recorder Note that Google Docs does have some formatting issues when converting to Word or Power. Point • Have fun collaborating! • •
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