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Collaborative presentations using Google Docs

Michael S. Mills

Abstract:

This project gives students an opportunity to produce a collaborative presentation using the synchronous editing capabilities of Google Docs. Groups of students create multiple parts of a presentation independently and then serve as peer reviewers and collaborators to synthesize the material into its aggregate final form. Incorporating the Web 2.0 technology of Google Docs allows students to create, revise, and edit from multiple platforms and facilitates the inclusion of multiple perspectives at different times or simultaneously. At the beginning of the project, students are given clear guidelines and expectations for presentation content and design, as well as strategies ...

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