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Collaboration Tools by Mind Map: Collaboration Tools
5.0 stars - 1 reviews range from 0 to 5

Collaboration Tools

Physical Collaboration

Whiteboards

Flip charts

Distance Collaboration

"Traditional"

EMail

Phone

Common

Sharepoint

Google, Google Docs, Google Groups, Google Sites, Google Forms, Google Calendar

CTools, UM, not easily accessible for off-campus collab, wiki functionality weak

Conferencing

Video conferencing

WebEx

DimDim

Skype

Content production

Google Docs

Zoho

Wikis, Barriers, Challenges, Learning curve, Adoption, Examples, CTools, Sharepoint, PBwiki, LS&A, Wetpaint, Pros, Cons

Desktop Sharing

MS Communicator

Apple Chat

Skype

WebEx

Adobe Connect

Dimdim

Education

xtimeline

Wikis

File sharing

Dropbox, Open folder on any computer, work in that folder, Sharing, Share with multiple computers, public sharing, sharing "friends", can use on the web, very fast, Easy for Mac users, hard for PC, DSS will not allow, Privacy concerns

4Shared

SugarSync

Soonr

"Google Docs", Maybe, Buy more storage

M-Files, "stinks", frequent crashes, trouble with large files, have to teach user FTP

Image Sharing

Flickr

Picasa

Dropbox

Meetings

Calendaring tools

Find a time, Doodle, Time.is

Polling

PollDaddy

SurveyMonkey

Google Forms

Doodle

PollEverywhere

Zoomerang

Zoho Polls

Productivity / Sharing with Myself

Etherpad, Track changes in real time, Time lapse video of use

Dropbox

Slidesharing

Slideshare

Zoho

Virtual Worlds

Second Life

OpenSim

ReactionGrid

Issues & Challenges

Culture of collaborators

Finding tools in common

barriers to adoption

time to learn

"If I can't figure it out in 3 minutes"

training

support

tracking new tools

how do I find new tools?

how do I find out if a tool exists for what I want?

how do I find out if there is a different tool that meets my needs better than what I already use?

is it worth the effort to learn a new tool, even if it is 'better'?

Cloud vs file-based

Real-time vs asynchronous

sharing/publishing vs collaborating

private vs public

Tips for adopting

KISS: keep it simple

Identify the need

Does tool fulfill existing or new need?

Do barriers to adoption exist in target audience?