I really enjoyed the readings on collaboration and wiki's. I have done several projects that involve collaboration. When I think of the word collaboration, the assignment we had to complete during the presentation comes to mind. Each member in my group had to work together completing each of the assigned chores.
Disclaimer: I was video conferenced in by my wonderful instructor Dr. Z who has been very supportive during my time of recovery. The problem I encountered was the sound. It kept going in and out.
Using google docs, I created my own group and then proceeded to add people to my group instead of adding people to Steve's group. Sarah came over to check on me and told me she would call me on my cell because the sound kept going in and out while using the videoconferencing site mebeam. She explained my task in detail. I then joined Steve's group.
My other task was to invite Sarah and Dr. Z to Steve's group, I became frustrated because I could not find the invite tab anywhere. Steve had to change the settings so I can invite others. I was unaware of this, so I sat at home annoyed thinking I did something wrong, going from page to page looking for the invite tab. I am quite sure Steve was unaware of this because we were all in different locations. Sarah came over to check on me. I told her what the problem was and she immediately came to my rescue. She had to find Steve and ask him to change the settings so I can invite others. She came back to the computer and told me I was able to invite. I did so and continued on with the other task. In the end it worked out really well.
During our break Dr. Z switched videoconferencing applications. We then started Skyping. I really liked Skype because there were no problems with the sound. I felt as if I was right there in class. I even chimed in and answered a question or two. I love technology!