Online Journalism: Thursdays 2009

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the class blog for Columbia College Chicago’s Online Journalism class: Thursday edition

tools for group collaboration

Getting together as a group is important, but so is being able to work by distance. There are any number of tools available online for group collaboration. Here are some links to a few:

Google Sites is a free service that allows you to build very customizable collaborative sites. You can make Sites work almost any way you want: as a blog, as a wiki, as a wireframing system.

Wet Paint. A nice, free, easy-to-use Wiki system.

Basecamp. This is a high-level collaboration tool, geared towards managing projects. While it is mostly a pay service, they do have a free plan that allows for the management of one project.

Google Calendar. You can share a calendar among groups–great for scheduling meetings or making sure that everyone is on the same page as far as deadlines go.

Google Docs is a great solution for all working collaboratively on your papers and presentations (they even have a Power-pointesque tool)

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