Student groups can be divided to work on their own collaborative online platforms, such as OneDrive Google Drive, iCloud, Miro, Padlet, MS Whiteboard etc.
Train the students first to use the platform. Good formats are a “How to” guide or a short instructional video.
The educator can follow and monitor each group’s progress on the platform. Some of the platforms allow the educator to see different versions, who has contributed or been active.
Wonder.me is an example of a next-generation collaboration platform which makes collaboration a more fun and engaging experience.
- It creates a shared space that connects everyone to their team and the shared mission.
- It makes work and social interactions visible to others who are not immediately participating.
- It makes unscheduled interactions easy for everyone allowing teams to interact with each other in verbal and nonverbal ways.
Hubs Mozilla enables meeting, sharing and collaborating together in private 3D virtual spaces.
Examples of platforms and cloud-based services for collaboration
Collaborative documents or white boards:
- Google Drive
Collaboration forums for interaction and networking:
- Wonder.me: https://www.wonder.me/
- SpatialChat: https://spatial.chat/Hubs
- Mozilla: https://hubs.mozilla.com/