groupware & collaboration

Global Schools - k-12 Distance Learning Clearinghouse

What a great site! They have a number of things happening, but most interesting is to look at their Global SchoolHouse Projects Database. They have a series of projects occurring at any one time, so it’s pretty easy to look at several examples of live collaborations that are happening across a number of disciplines and age groups. But if you take a look at their past projects, you can get a sense of how they organize their collaborations. Here are a few screenshots from their search page:

Choice of Curriculum that the Project Applies to:

The types of technological platforms and file formats used:

And finally, the kind of tasks accomplished and/or skillsets employed:

It’s exciting to think about sharing video and audio files in an educational context, especially across cultures. Pretty uplifting stuff…

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