Enabling Student Collaboration in the Classroom

When: 2 - 3 p.m., Wednesdays, February 18 - April 8, 2015 Facilitator: Dr. John Stewart
Location: Wallace Old Science Hall - Room 103

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Wikipedia allows your students to collaborate with an enormous extramural community. You can assign a single article or use the resources developed by the Wiki Education Foundation to design an entire course.

Google Docs

Google Docs combine the familiar workspaces of word processors and spreadsheets with WYSIWYG live online editing. With Google Docs, students can work together on group assignments, share class notes, or fill out study guides.


Hackpad is a WYSIWYG text pad that can be easily embedded in other platforms. You can add it to a blog or even an LMS to create a collaborative space for your students.


Wikispaces offers a WYSIWYG editor, and also a simplified course management system. Students can share files, work on structured projects, and complete events.

From The Blog

When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it's you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself. - Steven Spielberg