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Collaborate and share

    • Overview

      • Share digital content for study with peers using collaborative software
      • Recognise the benefits of group work and differentiate between formal and informal social networking sites
    • Use digital tools and software

      • Follow instructions to share a variety of digital content using different tools e.g. OU VLE
      • Use collaborative software for tutorials, e.g. online rooms
    • Work in digital teams

      • Explain the benefits of collaborating with peers for study purposes
    • Digital networking

      • Distinguish between formal and informal social networking for study or work
    • Overview

      • Work with peers using collaborative software for a specific task
      • Distinguish different team roles
      • Use external platforms for study purposes
    • Use digital tools and software

      • Share files and content with multiple people, e.g. using OU VLE tools
      • Use collaborative software for a specific task, e.g. Open Studio, online meeting software
    • Work in digital teams

      • Work together with peers online and identify the different roles and contributions needed to produce work collaboratively
    • Digital networking

      • Work with external platforms for study purposes, e.g. social media
    • Overview

      • Create and share digital content using a range of collaborative tools and software to achieve shared goals for study or work
      • Negotiate team roles and reflect on the collaboration
      • Show awareness of online group dynamic
    • Use digital tools and software

      • Create and share subject-related content and ideas using digital tools
      • Use a range of collaborative software for study or work, e.g. Wikis, Planner, online meeting software
    • Work in digital teams

      • Work in digital teams to produce shared content or meet shared study goals; negotiate and develop roles for collaboration
      • Show awareness of online group dynamic
      • Reflect on the collaborative process, roles, tools, and outcomes
    • Digital networking

      • Share digital content from external platforms in collaborative study spaces, e.g. OU study forums
    • Overview

      • Facilitate digital collaborations and share insights gained from external networks
      • Identify and use a variety of collaborative tools and software to produce digital content for a wider audience
      • Reflect on online group dynamics and roles
    • Use digital tools and software

      • Use a variety of digital collaboration tools and software to produce and share resources, knowledge and content for study or work
      • Identify the most appropriate collaborative software for study or work, e.g. SharePoint, Planner, online meeting software
    • Work in digital teams

      • Initiate and facilitate formal digital collaborations to produce shared content for a wider audience for study or work
      • Reflect on online group dynamic and roles, tools and outcomes
      • Collaborate comfortably across cultural, national and/or subject specialist boundaries
    • Digital networking

      • Share insights and experiences gained from external networks to enhance learning
    • Overview

      • Take a leading role in digital collaborative work and engage in professional and/or academic networks
      • Lead on the use of collaborative software and multiple digital tools towards the production of shared work
      • Evaluate online group dynamic and roles, tools and outcomes
    • Use digital tools and software

      • Select, recommend and use appropriate collaborative software for group study or work, e.g. planning, meeting software, file sharing and diary management tools
    • Work in digital teams

      • Lead and engage in digital collaborations, environments and tools towards the production of shared work
      • Reflect on and evaluate online group dynamic and roles, tools and outcomes
      • Collaborate comfortably across cultural, national and/or subject specialist boundaries
    • Digital networking

      • Engage in and manage professional or academic interactions using multiple digital tools

Collaborate and share - Examples

Collaborating and sharing is about working with others online. It involves both technical and interpersonal skills and contributes to employability skills such as virtual teamworking and communication.

Here you will find examples of online materials that illustrate how this skill area can be taught and learned, with an indication of which level of taught OU study they may be suitable for. This is not intended to be prescriptive, but rather to give a flavour of what is available.

Title of activity

Description

Level

 

Sources

Freely available?

A233 Image searching and sharing

Image searching and sharing of findings on tutor group forum

2

A233: telling stories: the novel and beyond

OU members only

TM254: Working in a team

Students agree team roles, choose software and work collaboratively. Assessed on collaborative team work and individual reflection on experience.

3

TM254: Managing IT: the why, the what and the how

OU members only

B329: Engaging with blogs, Twitter and LinkedIn

Explore how social media can be used in a leadership context. Tweet throughout course, feeds into EMA.

3

B329: Leadership in a changing world

OU members only

B302: Strategy in Action

 3 weeks of collaborative activities using different online tools to create a business strategy project

3

B302: Strategic management

OU members only

Being digital activity: Communicating online

Outlines the basics of good online communication

0/1

Being digital activity

Freely available

Being digital activity: Keeping up to date using online networking

How to keep up to date through online networking and choose the best networks for your needs

0/1

Being digital activity

Freely available