Online Collaborative Tools in Education

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Collaboration is essential in teaching 21st Century Skills and applying project-based learning in the classroom. Research has shown that, in addition to demonstrating mastery of subject matter, students who collaborate also increase their skills in problem solving, creativity, and interpersonal relationships. This paper...

  1. Gives four examples of educators who collaborate online using cloud-based tools;
  2. Presents a comparison of the top three cloud-based productivity suites to show how they perform on a variety of desktop, laptop, and tablet-based devices;
  3. Reviews the research about collaboration in the classroom; and, 
  4. Provides an annotated listing of the online collaboration tools currently available.