Saturday, September 11, 2010
Education has always encouraged group projects for students to learn how to collaborate; a real world skill necessary for many scenarios, such as family units, work settings, etc... Prior to Web 2.0 tools, students had to work on their project during class time or had to make time to meet before or after school. This created a dilemma of where to store the project, who was responsible for the physical project and if the one responsible for the physical project was absent, how could it be completed? Web 2.0 tool Google Docs is a document sharing platform that allows multiple people access to one document and the abilities to edit it from any computer with an internet access. This tool solves the mentioned dilemmas and allows collaboration to be the focus of the project.