One of the problems of working in a large organisation is linking events and knowledge between departments and sharing best practice. Without having a protocol for absolutely everything, and enabling creativity and innovation to take a forefront in how we work, how can we collaborate and form these links between staff students, between schools and faculties to be a better, stronger, more efficient university?
I’m not saying I have the ultimate answer to this, but have been demonstrating software to groups within the university to enable collaboration, and the possibility of using social media for this has been a discussion point in the learning technology office for some weeks.
So on this topic I ask the question – What do we want collaborative software to do?
Is it simply a place to put information? or to communicate? to demonstrate, or to search for information? or all of these?
Whatever your needs, currently we are trialling using google + and google drive for collaboration and I have put together the following presentation as a handy help guide for sharing documents and video conferencing.
If you are using google + and would like help or if you have questions about anything in the presentation, please contact Theresa Compton, Learning Technologist.