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Using Google Docs & Spreadsheets to Facilitate Virtual Collaboration

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Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: March 17, 2007
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 12, 2012
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Submitter : Cynthia Russell


Narrated 5 minute workshop that includes slides, speaker notes, attachments to relevant resources. Topics covered include:  (1) what and how we collaborate and why those strategies don't work well, (2) what students want in collaborative projects, (3) programs that facilitate virtual collaboration, and (4) an introduction... More

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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Sarah McCorkle
5 years ago

Sarah McCorkle (Faculty)

An excellent resource to share with faculty. This presentation provides examples of scenarios in regards to working with multiple documents and used suitable visual representations to describe how multiple versions of the same document can lead to confusion and frustration. Very little time was spent showing how to use Google Docs, which I think is fine considering how easy it is to use and the availability of tutorials provided by Google at

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