Collaborative Spaces


Collaborative spaces are all about developing community. These tools create spaces to interact, exchange ideas, and connect. These tools can bring people together regardless of geographical location, age, race, gender, physical ability, or any of the other ways that we might differ or separate.

Discovery Exercise

Go to #EmTechWIKI Discover page, select the appropriate module, and then select one of the tools or resources you would like to learn about by clicking Collaborate Spaces in the Category field.

Option 1: Explore How Collaborative Tools Facilitate Working Together Regardless of Time and Space

  1. Collaborate with another person or develop a co-authored resource using the tool that you selected to explore in this exercise.
  2. Reflect on how you have used the tool or the resource that you selected.
    • Review the available features of this tool and seek out ways that others have used this tool.
  3. Add an entry to your ePortfolio reflecting on what you learned.
  4. Embed or link the item that you collaborated on as an artifact in your ePortfolio.

Option 2: Collaborate With Someone Relating to Your Teaching, Research, or Your Profession

  1. Using the tool that you selected, have a meeting with at least one other person.
    • This may be a group planning session or a meeting with a colleague.
    • Become familiar with the features available.
  2. Reflect on how this tool might impact your life (e.g., school, work, etc.). What advantages does this type of virtual meeting provide?
  3. Add an entry to your ePortfolio reflecting on your experience.
  4. Reflect on how this tool might impact your life (e.g., school, work, etc.).
    • How will this impact you? How could you use this tool? In what ways is meeting virtually beneficial? In what ways does this type of meeting hinder communication?
  5. You should either embed or link to a recording of your session in your ePortfolio. You can also choose to simply add a link to the tool that you used for your meeting in your ePortfolio reflection.

If you are enrolled in the MOOC, remember to return to the “Discussion Prompt” to complete that Module. Here is a link back to #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.