Tuesday, September 14, 2004

A blog? A wiki? A discussion board? What is it?

There's a new collaboration tool that I heard about from Will Richardson that looks pretty interesting— Web Collaborator. Best part is it appears to be free. Here's what it claims to do:
"Web Collaborator coordinates collaborations automatically, keeping backups of every revision ever made to the project, letting you see who made the changes, and allowing you to focus on the work instead of managing the work."

There are three different aspects of this tool
1) A discussion aspect of some sort where collaborators talk to each other
2) the project itself. This part has wiki-like capabilities where the members of the group can each add, edit, or delete things from the project and the changes show up instantly. You can print out a pdf form of the project at any time.
3) Also a la Wiki, Web Collaborator allows you to go back to previous versions of the document.

Anyway, looks interesting, and I'm itching to try it out. Anyone have a collaborative project they need to work on? :-)


Theresa said...

Sounds good Rick, I’m also intrigued. Be happy to collaborate on something really basic to try it out. Site suggests this could be a paper, a poem, a story - any ideas?

Rick said...

Theresa, I added you to my collaboration at Web Collaborator. It's a project comparing blogs to other forms of CSCL.

Welcome aboard!

eConnections said...

Hello Rick and Theresa,

I started two blogs for my EFL students.One of the main goals is to develop my students'writing skills.
Are you interested?

It would be great if we could do something together within the Web Collaborator project.