Web based technologies afford distance educators the opportunity to facilitate collective intelligence, contribution, and collaboration among learners around the world. The workshop will detail features, innovative uses, and significance of web-based technologies including open source content management systems (CMC), open source instructional design and authoring tools, podcasts/vodcasts, 3-D virtual worlds and simulations, collaborative conferencing software, social web marking tools, blogs, and wikis. A discussion of how to choose technologies to most advantageously facilitate your curriculum or program will ensue.
Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda J., "It’s a Small World: Facilitating Collaboration Among Distance Learners around the World" (2009). Faculty Publications and Presentations. 139.