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Unformatted text preview: University Technology Training Center Collaborating with Web-Based Tools 3 .11. 09 UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CENTER Collaborating with Web-Based Tools 2009 Regents of the University of Minnesota University Technology Training Center All Rights Reserved uttc.umn.edu The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. This publication/material can be made available in alternative formats for people with disabilities. Direct requests to: University Technology Training Center5 612.625.8030 uttc@umn.edu University Technology Training Center i Table of Contents LESSON 1 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Web 2.0 vs. Collaboration Tools 1 Web Collaboration 2 Common Characteristics 2 LESSON 2 5 SOCIAL BOOKMARKING TOOLS 5 About Social Bookmarking 5 Delicious 6 Other Social Bookmarking Tools 8 LESSON 3 9 AUTHORING DOCUMENTS COLLABORATIVELY 9 UMWiki 9 Google Docs 11 NetFiles 14 myU Portal 16 LESSON 4 19 CREATING COLLABORATIVE ONLINE COMMUNITIES 19 Choosing an Online Community Tool 19 Ning 20 Moodle 21 Other Tools for Online Communities 22 APPENDIX A 25 COMPARING COLLABORATION TOOLS 25 University Technology Training Center 1 Introduction Collaboration Tools on the Web Collaboration tools on the web, sometimes referred to as Web 2.0, involve using the web to enhance creativity, promote communications among variously located people and groups, secure the sharing of information, and collaborating over vast distances using the web. Web 2.0 includes web communities such as social-networking sites, video sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. Learn the Lingo Folksonomy The practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content. An example of a folksonomy used in this course is Delicious, the social bookmarking tool, which is discussed in Lesson 2 on page 6. Many people dislike the term Web 2.0, because the technologies used in these collaboration sites are really not new. The ability to create blogs, wikis, and RSS feeds has always been a part of the web. What is different, however, is the way people are using these technologies and the number of people doing so. Les on 1 Lesson 1 L ES SON 1 : I NTRODUCTION 2 University Technology Training Center Web Collaboration Many commercial web sites have adopted these collaborative technologies, sites you have probably used yourself, including eBay, Facebook, Wikipedia, Amazon.com, and Craigslist. These sites not only involve providing information, goods, or services; they also allow its users to create and participate in online communities where people can share information, rate goods and services, and communicate in online forums or discussion boards....
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