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  • Oh, where is it?

  • I'm sure I saved a copy here

  • Oh, hey. I’m just searching for

  • a file I need for a project

  • I'm working on with some other students.

  • I'm sure I saved a copy onto my phone

  • but I can't find it,

  • and the other project members need to

  • work on it.

  • Oh, and that's what we are going

  • to be talking about today:

  • collaborating with others.

  • Now where is that file?!

  • Unfortunately, I didn't have a copy

  • of that important document on my phone,

  • so now I’m

  • in trouble with the other project members!

  • I should have saved a copy of the document

  • in the cloud.

  • Of course, that doesn't mean a real cloud.

  • When we talk about the cloud

  • digitally, we mean a remote server

  • where we can save and access documents

  • by connecting to the internet.

  • That's a really useful tool

  • for working collaboratively with other students.

  • Think about it.

  • If you are working on a project with

  • other people in different locations,

  • it makes sense to have

  • one place where you keep

  • all your documents and files so that

  • you can all access them

  • whenever you need to.

  • That way, you can all make changes

  • and work on your assigned tasks

  • at a time that works for you.

  • It's great for distance learners!

  • So, how could that work?

  • Well, let's imagine you

  • and some fellow students are working on

  • a presentation.

  • If your work is on the cloud

  • then all of you can access it, and review

  • your work and make edits.

  • If you are using word-processing software,

  • you can track changes

  • too, so you can see what changes

  • other collaborators have made.

  • There are lots of cloud-based tools

  • for working together. You can use platforms

  • such as Google Drive

  • to store your work.

  • And you can keep these areas

  • password protected so only the

  • right people have access.

  • Other cloud resources

  • such as DropBox or WeTransfer let you store,

  • share and send each other large files.

  • And if you have large

  • and complex projects to work on,

  • you can even use cloud-based project

  • management software.

  • Some of these platforms will let you do things like:

  • Leave each other

  • messages on a message board;

  • assign tasks to project members;

  • create a to-do list, so

  • that everybody knows what tasks

  • are not yet completed;

  • create a project schedule with

  • delivery dates;

  • store and share large files

  • that everyone needs access to.

  • Useful, huh?

  • Of course some of

  • these project management platforms

  • you need to pay to use, but others

  • have some free functionality.

  • And of course, many academic institutions

  • have an online learning platforms

  • for their students that

  • will allow you to work

  • collaboratively with other distance learners.

  • Oh!

  • Ah. That's my project leader now.

  • I'm in so much trouble!

  • Let’s hope he's in a good mood.

  • Paul, hi!

  • I was just thinking about you.

  • The document?

  • Yes, ah, well, there's

  • a funny story about that

  • I'll see you latergot to deal with this

  • bye.

  • Paul, it's fine! It's just, wellit's gone.

Oh, where is it?

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Digital Literacy – Online collaboration

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    Samuel posted on 2017/12/05
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