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Synchronous Tools Synchronous tools enable real-time communication and collaboration in a "same time-different place" mode.

These tools allow people to connect at a single point in time, at the same time. Synchronous tools possess the advantage of being able to engage people instantly and at the same point in time. The primary drawback of synchronous tools is that, by definition, they require same-time participation -different time zones and conflicting schedules can create communication challenges. In addition, they tend to be costly and may require significant bandwidth to be efficient. Tool Audio conferencing Useful for Discussions and dialogue Drawbacks Cost, especially when international participation is involved Cost, bandwidth; may also require audio conferencing to be useful Cost, limited availability of video conferencing systems Usually requires typing, "lower touch" experience All users must use compatible system, usually best for 1:1 interactions Cost, bandwidth; may also require audio conferencing to be useful Cost, bandwidth; may also require audio conferencing to be useful

Web conferencing Sharing presentations and information Video conferencing Chat In-depth discussions with highertouch interactions Information sharing of lowcomplexity issues

Instant messaging Ad hoc quick communications

White boarding Application sharing

Co-development of ideas Co-development of documents

Asynchronous Tools Asynchronous tools enable communication and collaboration over a period of time through a "different time-different place" mode. These tools allow people to connect together at each person's own convenience and own schedule. Asynchronous tools are useful for sustaining dialogue and collaboration over a period of time and providing people with resources and information that are instantly accessible, day or night. Asynchronous tools possess the advantage of being able to involve people from multiple time zones. In addition, asynchronous tools are helpful in capturing the history of the interactions of a group, allowing for collective knowledge to be more easily shared and distributed. The primary drawback of asynchronous technologies is that they require some discipline to use when used for ongoing communities of practice (e.g., people typically must take the initiative to "login" to participate) and they may feel "impersonal" to those who prefer higher-touch synchronous technologies.

Tool

Useful for

Drawbacks May take longer to arrive at decisions or conclusions May take longer to arrive at decisions or conclusions May be misused as a "collaboration tool" and become overwhelming Static and typically does not provide option to answer questions or expand on ideas Static and typically does not provide option to answer questions or expand on ideas Static and typically does not provide option to answer questions or expand on ideas Typically does not provide option to answer questions or expand on ideas in detail Version control can be an issue unless check-in / check-out functionality is enabled Requires clear definition and skillful administration Not dynamic and may lose interest of users Requires clear definition and ongoing coordination System compatibility May become outdated and "broken"

Discussion boards Dialogue that takes place over a period of time Web logs (Blogs) Sharing ideas and comments Messaging (email) Streaming audio One-to-one or one-to-many communications Communicating or teaching

Streaming video

Communicating or teaching

Narrated slideshows "Learning objects" (Web-based training) Document libraries Databases Web books

Communicating or teaching

Teaching and training

Managing resources

Managing information and knowledge Teaching and training

Surveys and polls Capturing information and trends Shared Calendars Coordinating activities Web site links Providing resources and references

A significant step beyond this smorgasbord of individual tools are web-based platforms that aim to provide some or most of the functionality of these standalone tools, but do so within a single integrated collaborative environment. The integration and synthesis of these tools creates a container that turns out to be far greater than the sum of its parts and can become the single portal for all community activities. Going beyond the hodgepodge of individual technologies can elevate members' experiences by encouraging collaborative learning and knowledge sharing.

Sabay-sabay na mga tool paganahin ang real-time na komunikasyon at pakikipagtulungan sa mode ng 'sabay-ibang lugar'. Mga tool na ito payagan ang mga tao upang kumonekta sa isang solong punto ng oras, sa parehong oras. Sabay-sabay na mga tool nagtataglay ng kalamangan ng pagiging magagawang umaakit sa mga tao at agad sa parehong punto ng oras. Ang pangunahing sagabal ng sabaysabay na mga tool ay na, sa pamamagitan ng kahulugan, kinakailangan nila parehong-time paglahok-ibang mga time zone at magkasalungat na mga iskedyul ay maaaring lumikha ng hamon sa komunikasyon. Sa karagdagan, sila ay may posibilidad na maging magastos at maaaring mangailangan ng malaking bandwidth upang maging mabisa. Kapaki-pakinabang Tool para Drawbacks Audio Conferencing Talakayan at dialogue Gastos, lalo na kapag international paglahok ay kasangkot Web Conferencing presentasyon Pagbabahagi ng impormasyon at Gastos, bandwidth; maaari ring nangangailangan ng audio Conferencing upang maging kapaki-pakinabang Video Conferencing Sa malalim na talakayan na may mas mataas na-touch mga pakikipag-ugnayan ng Gastos, limitadong kakayahang magamit ng mga sistema ng video ConferencingMakipag-chat Impormasyon sa pagbabahagi ng mababang-kumplikado isyu Karaniwan ay nangangailangan ng pagtype, 'mas mababang pindutin ang' karanasan Instant messaging Ad hoc mabilis na komunikasyon sa lahat ng mga gumagamit ay dapat na gamitin katugmang sistema, karaniwang pinakamahusay para sa 1 1 pakikipag-ugnayan White boarding Co-unlad ng mga ideya sa bandwidth Gastos,; maaari ring nangangailangan ng audio Conferencing upang maging kapaki-pakinabang Application sa pagbabahagi ng Co-unlad ng mga dokumento bandwidth Gastos,; maaari ring nangangailangan ng audio Conferencing upang maging kapaki-pakinabang

Asynchronous Tools

Mga tool sa Asynchronous paganahin komunikasyon at pakikipagtulungan sa loob ng isang panahon ng oras sa pamamagitan ng mode ng 'ibang oras-ibang lugar'. Mga tool na ito payagan ang mga tao upang kumonekta magkasama sa sariling kaginhawahan bawat tao at sariling iskedyul. Asynchronous tool ay kapaki-pakinabang para sa nagtutukod dialogue at pakikipagtulungan sa loob ng isang panahon ng oras at nagbibigay ng mga tao na may mga mapagkukunan at impormasyon na may agarang access, araw o gabi. Asynchronous tool nagtataglay ng kalamangan sa kawalan ng kakayahang Kapaki-pakinabang Tool para Drawbacks

Usapan boards dialogue na maganap sa loob ng isang panahon ng oras Maaaring mas tumagal upang makarating sa pagpapasya o konklusyon Web log (Blogs) Pagbabahagi ng mga ideya at mga komento Maaaring mas tumagal upang makarating sa pagpapasya o konklusyon Messaging (e-mail) Ang isa-sa-isa o isa-sa-maraming mga komunikasyon Maaari maling maggamit bilang isang 'tool sa pakikipagtulungan' at naging napakatinding Streaming audio Pakikipag-ugnay o pagtuturo Static at karaniwang ay hindi nagbibigay ng pagpipilian upang sagutin ang mga katanungan o palawak inideya Narrated slideshow Pakikipag-ugnay o pagtuturo Static at karaniwang ay hindi nagbibigay ng pagpipilian upang sagutin ang mga katanungan o palawakin sa mga ideya 'Learning bagay' (Web-based na training) Pagtuturo at pagsasanay Karaniwan ay hindi nagbibigay ng pagpipilian upang sagutin ang mga katanungan o palawakin sa mga ideya sa detalye Aklatan Pamamahala ng Dokumento mapagkukunan Bersyon control ay maaaring maging isang isyu maliban kung ang check-in / check-out ay napagana Database ng Pamamahala ng impormasyon at kaalaman Nangangailangan ng malinaw na kahulugan at magalang

Isang malaking hakbang na lampas ito smorgasbord ng mga indibidwal na mga tool ay web-based platform na naglalayong magbigay ng ilan o karamihan sa mga pag-andar ng mga nakapag-iisang tool, ngunit gawin ito sa loob ng isang solong integrated collaborative na kapaligiran. Ang pagsasama at synthesis ng mga tool na ito ay lumilikha ng isang lalagyan na lumiliko out na maging malayo mas mataas kaysa sa kabuuan ng mga bahagi nito at maaaring maging ang solong portal para sa lahat ng mga aktibidad ng komunidad. Lagpas ang hodgepodge ng mga indibidwal na mga teknolohiya maaari parangalin miyembro '