If students were taught effective collaboration in school, we’d reduce the number of meetings in the working world by 85% (or thereabouts). Instead, we invent new ways to ensure isolation during tests.
Context: dinner conversation about testing centers with individual video surveillance and biometric scanners.
Ohours. Super lightweight scheduling tool.
Tungle.me. Lightweight scheduling tool that syncs with your existing calendar to indicate availability. Looks wicked awesome.
BigBlueButton. Open source video conferencing and web collaboration built for higher education (via CUNY Academic Commons)
Min set up a Jabber server with authentication against Active Directory so everyone automatically has an account and I feel like a little kid on Christmas Day.
Moving to a Staff Blog. Principal moves all-staff emails to a dedicated blog. Advantages: information is archived and searchable, and comments are more efficient than email threads.
In preparation for the upcoming semester at CUNY, we’re putting together a guide to popular web collaboration tools and identifying ways they might be used in the classroom. In house, we’ll offer blogs for student and classroom use from a WordPress 3.0 multisite instance. On… Continue reading →
At TechCrunch Disrupt earlier today, Scott Karp announced Publish2 News Exchange, a product we hope will be an elegant way for news organizations to collaborate. Specifically, P2X offers scalable content-sharing networks for newspapers, and affords online-only publications the opportunity to have their content syndicated in… Continue reading →