Online Collaboration Tools

Online collaboration tools are web applications that allow you to work on the same document at the same time with other people. This means that you can share ideas and create content that combines different people’s knowledge and expertise from across the globe. For example, you could:
  • create a wiki (where each person makes a different web page of information);
  • create a document (where each person can add and edit things at the same time);
  • create a presentation (where each person inserts a different slide of information);
If you are viewing a collaborative piece of work it is very important you check that the information in it is accurate. Many online collaboration tools let you view a revision history so you can see who made what changes when, for example, and reliable works should also include hyperlinks to the sites where they found the original information.

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