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Implementing Online Communication and Collaboration

Collaboration by Shaylor, 4/15/05. Accessed 2/17/07 at http://flickr.com/photos/shaylor/9514363/

What do we know already?

Research Related to Student and Educator Use of Technology and Online Collaboration



ICT Literacy Skills report (ETS, November 2006)

Listening to Student Voices (Education Evolving, 2004)

Our Voices, Our Future report (NetDay 2005)

Results That Matter: 21st Century Skills and High School Reform

The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts (Civic Enterprises, March 2006)

Visions 2020.2 report (NetDay 2004)

Voices and Views from Today's Tech-Savvy Students (NetDay 2003)



The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools (Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2002)

The Educational Pipeline: Big Investments, Big Returns (National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Policy Alert, 2004)

Teacher & Technology: Making the Connection [Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), 1995]


Online Collaboration

Executive Summary: Collaboration in K-12 Schools: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Way (CoSN, 2006)

Getting Schools to Embrace Collaboration Tools (THE Journal, November 2006)

Riding the Waves of Web 2.0 (Pew Internet and American Life Project, 10-5-06)


Online groups
Web-based collaborative writing
Additional Hands-On Activities
Membership in online communities (there's more to it than just logging on...)
  • Access to computer and Internet
  • Access to software
  • Internet navigation skills
  • E-mail skills
  • Software applications skills


  • Online groups must have a specific purpose
  • Scaffold activities
  • Time management
  • Online etiquette
To see a Web-based presentation that explains how these tools were used by a school district during a recent technology plan revision, click here.
What have we learned?

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