Category Archives: Group/team collaboration spaces and tools

Tools used to create a group or team collaboration space.

28 – Yammer

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Microsoft’s Enterprise Social Networking platform has become a popular social collaboration and knowledge sharing platform both in businesses and education.

Cost: Free to set up; commercial to obtain admin rights
Available: Hosted
Websitewww.yammer.com
Categories: privatesocialnetworksgroup/teamspaces

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning: 

  • 2015: 28  2014: 24  2013: 20  2012: 20  2011: 31  2010: 68=  2009: 71=  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Yammer as a one of their Top Tools 

“my organisation introduced Yammer late last year and since then I have found to be a fantastic way to connect with people I wouldn’t have been able to as easily in the past. Particularly as I work for a global organisation I can now connect with other learning professionals in my organisation that I’d never heard of before. Another great way to share what we are working on as well as sharing resources both those developed in-house and recommendations of externally available resources/articles etc. For example I was able to share my discovery of Learning Now TV”

“way to connect with my client’s organisation and team from outside when they can’t access public social tools.” Helen Blunden, 2015

“the enterprise social network in our company keeps us up to date of what is happening in the various locations and business units.” Jan Van Belle

45 – SharePoint

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SharePoint is an integrated suite of products from Microsoft to create a social intranet and collaboration portal.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Hosted
Websitewww.sharepoint.com
Categories: group/teamspaces

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 45  2014: 65  2013: 45  2012: 65  2011: 75=  2010: 50=  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected SharePoint as one of their top tools

“If used properly can be an excellent knowledge management system” 2015

“Already available within our organisation, we can use the same system for working and for learning” 2013

“Collaboration is the key to innovation in our business, we use this system on a daily basis – so are setting up more and more groups and communities now – for both informal networking as well as to act as formal learning communities.” JJ 2013

59 – Google Apps

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Google Apps (for Work, Government & Education) is a service from Google providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name.

Cost: Commercial.
Available: Hosted
Websites:

Categories: privatesocialnetworksgroup/teamspaces, filesharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015:

  • 2015: 59  2014: 69  2013: 71  2012: 55  2011: 35  2010: 34  2009: 38=  2008: 68=  2007: –

Comments from some of those that selected Google Apps as one of their Top Tools 

“Google Apps. It helps me integrate my administrative work with my teaching work, specially regarding the temporal progression of the course and as my main way of communication with my students (e-mail)” Santiago González Chávez, 2015

“Google Apps for Education – collaboration, content creation, storage” Tracy Carroll, 2014

“Google Apps for Education – powerful collaboration, creation and sharing” Teresa MacKinnon, 2014

82 – Trello

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Trello is a fast and easy way organise anything – from your day-to-day work, to a personal project. It is available for both personal and collaborative use.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Hosted
Website: https://trello.com/
Categories: group/teamspaces

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 82  2014: –  2013: 87  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Trello as one of their top tools

“I have found Trello a very powerful tool for working with my team. It’s particularly good for project management.” 2015

“We’ve now moved from Basecamp to Trello.” 2015

“easy way of organising my work projects” 2013

83 – Slack

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Slack is a team collaboration tool, for real time messaging and file sharing

Cost: Free and premium plans
Available: Hosted
Website: http://slack.com
Categories: group/teamspaces

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 83  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: –  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Slack as one of their Top Tools

“this message application is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack communities.” Harold Jarche, 2015

Basecamp

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Basecamp is a web-based tool that lets you manage and track projects (or simply ideas) and quickly create client/project extranets.

Cost: Free and pro versions
Available: Hosted
Website: https://basecamp.com/
Categories: group/teamspaces

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: –  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: 90=  2009: 71= 2008: 66=  2007: –