ICT 509: Collaborative Computing
Collaborative Computing to Improve Work Process Paper
For this paper, I explored different tools that businesses might use when collaborating on documents, projects or files. I explored a few different technology applications before I concluded that Google Docs would best suit most companies. I thought I did a nice job exploring the topics and ideas in the paper. The one thing that I could have improved upon was having a set of criteria to judge each application on and basing my recommendation off of that.
Social Computing to Improve Workplace Collaboration Paper
The goal of this paper was to explore how different types of social computing could improve workplace collaboration. I wanted to explore real-world tools that companies are already using. One thing that this paper could have benefited from was a stronger analysis of each of the social computing tools. I would have liked to be able to explore each one on my own and then provide a recommendation. I thought that my caution to employers when using Facebook was a nice key point and hopefully that is something that businesses look at before implementing such tools.
Student-Centered Learning Discussion
This was a discussion post that I wrote in the first week of the course. I feel strongly about student-centered learning and I feel that this post was a well thought out and researched discussion. I did extra research and provided a link to a video that is quite good and explains how people learn. I hope more people can pay attention to student-centered learning and realize that this really helps students.
The Future of Collaborative Computing Powerpoint
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This powerpoint was a special Graduate Student project. I had to project 5 years into the future and come up with a collaborative computing solution for businesses. I thought my power point was well thought out and delivered. I wish I would have done more research on Activeworlds and Muse, that is one aspect of the presentation that is lacking. However, the recommendation and my overall discussion for the future of this technology was strong and well prepared.