Module 8: Collaboration Technologies

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this week’s presentation on Collaboration Technologies.


Our group has decided to try a different, perhaps more traditional, presentation style using the OSS learning management system called Moodle.  Many of you may be familiar with this platform or have had some working experience.  If not, that’s ok too!

Our website can be found at  ——————  (ETEC 522: Module 8 – Collaborative Technologies).  To begin, you will need to click on “create new account” and follow the prompts.  I have set the enrollment key as ETEC522.

We hope you enjoy our presentation and we look forward to your thoughts and ideas about Collaboration Technologies!

Your Module 8 Presentation Group,

Ian, Sean, Ernie, & Jen


1 davidp { 11.02.09 at 8:27 pm }

Hello Mod 8 team.

Is there an RSS mechanism within your forums?


2 Ernest Pao { 11.02.09 at 9:53 pm }

Hi David,

I’ve also posted this note in the News & Announcements section of our Moodle site. As requested, I have tried to enable RSS feeds for the discussion forums in this website. If you choose to subscribe to an RSS feed with your own RSS reader, click on the RSS symbol in each forum you choose to subscribe, OR click on the “Forums” link under the “Activity” block on the left side of the main screen to select the forums to which you wish to subscribe.

I haven’t tried the RSS feeds through Moodle before so hopefully this work for everyone! I’ve tested it with Google Reader but there seems to be an error message popping up. I think it’s a server issue so I’ve got my tech-support kids on it. Hopefully, it will be fixed up shortly.

Alternatively, you may wish to “Subscribe” to each forum and the system will email you when new posts are created. This may be set up within each forum or through the Forums link.



3 Ernest Pao { 11.02.09 at 10:35 pm }

Wow! I think I actually may have just figured it out on my own without my tech-kid. The RSS feeds seem to be working now. Enjoy!


4 Sean McMinn { 11.02.09 at 10:46 pm }

Awesome. Thanks, Ernie. For those who can’t find the RSS Feeds, we’ve added them to this post as well.

News and Announcements

Discussion Topic 1

Discussion Topic 2

Discussion Topic 3

Discussion Topic 4

Discussion Topic 5 – Business Model of Collaborative Technologies

Discussion Topic 6 – Technology Company CUBE Forum

Discussion Topic 7

Discussion Topic 8 – The Future of Collaboration Technologies in Education

5 davidp { 11.03.09 at 8:04 am }

Thanks Team 8. Quick action response appreciated.


6 Omar Ramroop { 11.03.09 at 12:37 pm }

Hello Team 8,

After working through all of your information and resources, I applaud your efforts and design.

I appreciated the straightforwardness of your presentation design and the easy to follow dynamics of Moodle. Moodle is one of those applications I have not had the opportunity to explore to a great extent and I am glad that you have given me the opportunity to create a user account. Perhaps, I will consider using it for one of my upcoming classes.

Personally, the new information that I found to be quite intriguing was Google Wave and the analysis of Procter and Gamble and its use of collaborative tools. The video was a nice resource that demonstrated their video conferencing capabilities via Cisco communications.

Overall, a well-thought out and executed presentation.


– Omar

7 Erica T { 11.03.09 at 1:35 pm }

I love the linear layout of the presentation. Exactly how my brain wants to operate. The topic is engaging and the questions pique my interest. And for my personality / learning style, the linear format allows me to easily track the sections / posts and replies that I have “already covered” with the intent to go back and interact more as the week progresses and I hear different perspectives.
Great topic.

8 Sean McMinn { 11.05.09 at 11:25 pm }

Hi folks,

It was just brought to my attention that two of the RSS feeds I gave above aren’t working (thanks David P).

Discussion 3 (I accidently copied the link to the gif file):

Discussion 6 (There has been no discussion here, yet, which may be why it appears not to work; but I’ll post it again):

Sorry for the mixup.


9 Iris Chan { 11.06.09 at 7:04 pm }

Your presentation was efficient and thorough. I really liked the discussion forum questions and the wiki space.

The introductory post with the visual representation was a great way to launch our interest into what is collaborative technologies. The matrix was helpful in just making a distinction between the different types.

Thanks Team 8!

10 Barrie Carter { 11.07.09 at 10:32 pm }

Hello Team 8:

Great presentation! I enjoyed the videos, the visuals, and the wealth of content.

Indeed, most of my collaborative experience comes from the MET program.

In truth, there does not seem to be much buy in and confidence in collaborative tools in the world of education. My perspective is based on having taught in SD #50, SD #45, and SD #65, and teaching in SD #40.

In sum, I suspect that a lack of (updated) technology, support, interest, political will, funds, (ongoing) training, professional development, quick response IT support, technology vision, PAC monies, etc are responsible for the slow technological advancements in many school districts.


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