A collabartive activity is an interaction between two or more people with the express purpose of creating a product of some type.
Small Group Discussion
Project or Problem based learning
A collaboration tool allows two or more people to work together to create a product. It may also be used to disseminate that product to others outside of the collaborative group.
Wiki, Wikispaces, Google Sites, PBWiki, Wetpaint
Mindmap, MyWebspiration, Mindmeister, Bubblus
Google Apps, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheet, Google Sites
File Sharing, DropIO, DropBox
Workspaces, Huddle.net, TeamBox
Whiteboards, Dabbleboard, Skrbl
A communication activity is a type of interaction between the participants, the facilitator, and the content.
Threaded Discussion, Instructor led, Student moderated
A communication tool allows a user to disseminate and/or communicate information and receive communication back from others.
Email, Gmail, Yahoo, Messaging System inherent to LMS or Social software
VOIP/Text Chat, Skype, MSN Messenger, AIM, ICQ
Blog, Wordpress.com, Blogger, TypePad
Microblog, Twitter, Edmodo, Plurk, Tumblr
Virtual Worlds, Second Life, Club Penguin, OpenSim
Private Social Network, Ning, Facebook, Elgg
Web Conferencing, DimDim, WebEx, Elluminate
Video Chat, Skype, Oovoo
24 hour response
Kind and respectful tone
Forums, emails, VOIP
A content activity is any type of document, file, or item with which the participant interacts in some way, e.g. reads, watches, listens to, plays.
Text, Word docs, PDF, Google Apps, Docs, Spreadsheet, Presentation
Media, Video, Audio, Podcasts, Presentations, Games/Interactivities, Social bookmarking, Delicious, Diigo
A content tool can be a piece of software to create content, an open courseware repository, or an informational website (including blogs, wikis, etc.).
LMS, Moodle, Sakai, Blackboard, Sloodle
Open Course Content, MIT OpenCourseWare, Open University, Connexions, Curricuwiki, Open Access Journals
Media, Audio, Audacity, Garageband, Ineractivity, Flash, GameMaker, HTML Editor, Dreamweaver, VUE, Video, Open Video Editor, Premiere, iMovie, MovieMaker, Web Presntation, SlideRocket, Google Presentations, Slideshare.net, One True Media