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Sunday, 6 December 2009

It's Been A Successful Online-Office Semester

It's been a busy semester in the cloud, it's been 6 weeks since my last post!! Anyways, this semester went very well. I used Google Sites for the course webpage, this allowed me to easily post presentations, documents, videos, and important announcements. We experimented with Web 2.0 lab reports using Zoho Docs, there was some frustrations with this but this will occur when any new software is introduced. The students were amazed with the real-time collaboration, the fact that it's free, and how it can be accessed from anywhere. It took a while for them to realize that nothing is stored on the computer and some of them tried to "send it as an attachment." Lab marks were posted via a Google Spreadsheet embedded into the course webpage. This allowed students to view their marks as soon as they were entered, this was a great hit and worked much better than constantly posting .pdfs. It truly was a great semester and I expect to do all of the above plus more in the upcoming Winter semester.