The Value of Online Collaboration

Reflections and Recommendations on Using Collaboration Tools

Is it worthwhile to use collaboration tools in learning activities?

In short, our group agrees - YES! Online collaboration tools offer students many opportunities to express their learning and discuss key class ideas and concepts with classmates and even outside experts. While collaboration is possible offline, online collaboration tools offer additional benefits for educational purposes. For instance, Price (2014) discusses how trainers are using Google+ engage employees in training content, organize and advertise training opportunities, and connect with learners virtually.