VITAL Report and Handout: A Look at Grassroots Video Production and Delivery on Campus

In the summer of 2008, a group of technologists, librarians and video experts from across campus met to look at the subject of grassroots video -- a topic identified in the 2008 Horizon Report as being a "big technology for teaching and learning" in 2009.

Reports and Reviews

Aligning Collaboration Tools With Academic Needs (ACTWAN)
The Collaboration Tools project objective is to provide a report on the current use, successes and challenges of collaboration tools in higher education, from both the instructors’ and students’ viewpoints.

ACTWAN - Acknowledgements

The ACTWAN study was funded by DoIT, Academic Technology, Students Information Technology Initiative (SITI), Academic Technology and the eLearning Roadmap Group.

The ACTWAN team members, including the following, created this project report:
Bruce Barton, Ron Cramer, Cheryl Diermyer, Hildy Feen, Nancy Rebholz, Lauren Rosen, Michael Roy, John Thomson, and Susan Weier.

ACTWAN Collaborative Tools Resources - More Info

Collaborative Technologies

Collaborative technologies facilitate group work both face to face and online. Here are a few tools, technologies, and concepts to be aware of.


A wiki is a collaborative website which can be directly edited by anyone with access to it ( Wikis use a simplifed language to allow collaborators to easily create and edit static webpages. Wikipedia, for example, is an online encyclopedia where individuals from around the world collaborate to create entries and keep them accurate.


A blog is an easy way to create an online journal with chronological postings. Many blogs also allow for comments and means to connect to other blogs. Blogs can be individually authored, but are often are the collaborative efforts of multiple authors. Lots of blogs on a variety of topics are hosted on Google's Blogger.

ACTWAN Collaborative Tools Resources - Documents

Final Reports

Survey Results

Research & Articles

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