Open source tools for collaboration

Lalit Kathpalia, educator and researcher on IT Management, says gone are the days of one-on-one teaching. We now have to have groups, common platforms for students to interact and learn

 

At SICSR, we have to come up with strategies on the usage of these technology tools especially on open course to provide a wow experience to our students. Interaction and collaboration tools are need of the hour especially in terms of curriculum delivery and administration for the students. Today, forums have to be operated to meet student requirements. These tools are not just about delivering education but also building one. Gone are the days of one-on-one teaching. We now have to have groups, common platforms for students to interact. Learn and discuss. This is possible only with online and personal tools like Google Docs and personal tabs.Here are some of the interactive tools we use in our institution that can be equally useful for other institutions:
Google CalendarEvent Scheduling
Big Blue ButtonWeb Conferencing
Google GroupsPrivate Social Networking Platforms
Red MineProject Management. We have configured this for Project Management @ SICSR
GoogleDocs, MediaWikiCollaborative writing, Document Sharing wikis
ADOBE AcrobatDocument Publishing
Mediawikiwhich provides core content management and integrates with many other tools via extensions (same engine used by Wikipedia). We have created SICSRWiki
MOODLELMS
ChatDrupal provided client & Google Chat
LaResume XSICSR Placements software
gitHubFor sharing code repositories Online and Version control software.
At SICSR, we have to come up with strategies on the usage of many technology tools especially on open source to provide a wow experience to our students. Interaction and collaboration tools are need of the hour especially in terms of curriculum delivery and administration for the students. Today, forums have to be operated to meet student requirements. These tools are not just about delivering education but also building one. Gone are the days of one-on-one teaching. We now have to have groups, common platforms for students to interact. Learn and discuss. This is possible only with online and personal tools like Google Docs and personal tabs.Here are some of the interactive tools we use in our institution that can be equally useful for other institutions:

- Google Calendar Event Scheduling

- Big Blue Button Web Conferencing

- Google Groups Private Social Networking Platforms

- Red Mine Project Management. We have configured this for Project Management @ SICSR

- GoogleDocs, MediaWiki Collaborative writing, Document Sharing wikis

- ADOBE Acrobat Document Publishing

- Mediawiki which provides core content management and integrates with many other tools via extensions (same engine used by Wikipedia). We have created SICSRWiki

- MOODLELMS

- Chat Drupal provided client & Google Chat

- LaResume X SICSR Placements software gitHub For sharing code repositories Online and Version control software.

 

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