Discovery Exercise – 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.

Option 1: Have an Online Meeting With a Group and Record Your Session

  1. If you have not already selected a Collaborative Spaces tool or resource, go to #EmTechWIKI Discover page, select the appropriate module, and then one of the Collaborative Space tools you would like to learn about by clicking Collaborate Spaces in the Category field.
  2. Using that tool, have a meeting with at least one other person and record the session.
    • This may be a group planning session, a meeting with students, colleagues, event planning with an organization you work with, etc.
    • Be sure to use the available tutorials to become familiar with the features available to you.
  3. Embed or link your recorded session in your ePortfolio.
  4. Reflect on how this tool might impact your life (e.g., school, work, etc.). What advantages does this type of virtual meeting provide?
  5. If you are enrolled in the MOOC, remember to return to “Activities and Discussion Prompt” to complete that Module. Here is a link back to #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.

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

  1. If you have not already selected a Collaborative Spaces resource or tool, go to #EmTechWIKI Discover page, select the appropriate module, and then one of the Collaborative Spaces tools that you would like to explore by clicking Collaborative Spaces in the Category field.
  2. Reflect on what others have done using the specific tool.
    • Review the available features of this tool and seek out others who have used this tool online.
    • How did they use this tool in their field?
  3. Embed or link the example you have found and reviewed as an artifact in your ePortfolio.
  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. If you are enrolled in the MOOC, remember to return to “Activities and Discussion Prompt” to complete that Module. Here is a link back to #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.