“…Organizations are harnessing mass collaboration to create real value for participants and have enjoyed phenomenal successes as a result” (Tapscott 2)

In today’s society, we are constantly submerged in collaboration. Aspects of collaboration makes communication so simple. “Collaboration no longer calls for expensive equipment”(Horizon Report 2008) New tools are very small, portable, free, and flexible. This allows for users to participate in more collaboration. There are so many different tools that are addressed when talking about Collaborative Webs. Tools ranging from Computers to Cell phone open doors for collaboration. Time has made these tools much more compact and accessible.
For example: today a macbook costs about $1100, and it opens up a
world of communication and

A major development has been made in two areas. The first area is: working space. New tools that are inexpensive and sometimes free are available to the public, and can be used to accomplish work in small groups. For example: Google Docs allow workers to share and edit docuemtns. Another example They can simply tag articles that may be useful to others in a group. It facilitates the process for people working in small or large groups. Now members do not have to email documents every couple of minutes… instead the are accessible through the web. The second development is the ability to communicate through different networks. For example Ning, Facebook, Netvibes, Myspace,Skype, Aim,Ichat, MSN. With these tools, we can communicate easily and at no cost. Thes two developments have made collaboration unavoidable and ubiquitous.

“All one needs is a computer, a network connection, and a bright spark of initiative and ceativity to join the economy.” (Tapscott 12)


Title: Collaborative Web: An Overview
Video Number: 2.PM.2
Author: Michelle L. (BSGE)
Contributor(s): Michelle L (BSGE)
An alternative link Ning or Youtube

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Title: Collaborative Webs
Video Number: 2.APM.2
Author: Jamie T.(GBA)
Contributor(s): Jamie T.(GBA)

Areas of Impact


CWeb Education wiki

In regards to elementary education, many teachers and other educators have began using collaborative webs in the classroom. After seeing the progress it makes in institutions of higher education (such as in high schools), teachers have made attempts to incorporate tools such as social networks in the curriculum of younger children. Social networks in this age range of education work best with parent-parent collaboration, as well as parent-teacher and teacher-teacher. This allows other educators to help each other with material and curriculum that they teacher the young ones, and allows the parents to collaborate and take part in their child's education. Many parents are skeptical with social networks and young children because of safety issues. Other collaborative webs in education are used to books.pngcommunicate and share ideas, as well as convey individual opinions around certain topics. Collaborative webs allow this sharing to be done more effectively, in one place, and in an easy way. For collaborative webs and other age ranges, Facebook in particular is more widely used for educational purposes as there are networks and groups to join pertaining to the school that you attend. Based on this experience with the Horizon Project, the Ning is also a social network students in high school use. Other obvious forms of collaborative webs are wikis and blogs.


Title: Collaborative Webs: Education
Video Number: 2.A.1
Author: Bianca R. (BSGE Gr11)
Contributor(s): Bianca R. (BSGE Gr11)

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Title: Collaborative Webs
Video Number: 2.A.2
Author: Muneera, Qatar Gr10
Alternative Link: Ning

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Government, Politics and Employment

CWeb Gov/Pol/Employ wiki

Collaboration is widely used in government, in politics, and in business. Government officials can collaborate together from different locations to get more businessmen_000.pngwork done; they can discuss their views on different issues, as well as toss around ideas and even work on possible laws. Politicians can collaborate via the Internet for things such as debates and conferences. Businesses can use collaborative webs to do work. For example, businesses can talk to contractors (as an example) through tools such as Skype to do work. They don't need to go to the actual locations. Collaboration makes these kinds of peoples' jobs so much easier by eliminating necessities such as traveling.


Title: Collaboration Webs and Employment
Video Number: 2.B.1
Olipmpia R
Alternative Link to Video: Ning

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Title: Collaborative Webs: Money, money, MONEY!!
Video Number: 2.B.2
Author: Joshua Z. (BSGE Gr11, CWeb 2B)
Contributors: Adrian L. (BSGE Gr11), Javier (from Barcelona)
Alternate link to video: Ning Youtube

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Title: Government and Politics
Video Number: 2.B.3
Author: Moza T., Qatar, 2008
Alternative Link to Video: Ning

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Arts, Entertainment and Leisure

CWeb Arts/Ent/Leisure wiki
Collaboration on the web has had a huge impact in the arts, entertainment and leisure area. By collaborating with others online you may be able to come up with new ideas for art. Through collaborating with others we may start to see art that we would have never saw before. By being able to collaborate with others online about art you just don't have your ideas anymore. You have ideas from those all over the world.

Just as in the arts area collaboration on the web allows entertainers to come up with new ideas that they might not of thought of on their own. In the area of movie making I think that being able to collaborate online would be especially helpful. If the movie is being recorded in Europe and there are manylimewire-ipod-psp-2.jpg others that are contributing that live in the U.S collaboration through a free internet meeting place such as dimdim would be very helpful.

Teenagers and adults are spending more leisure time alike collaborating and talking to each other using sites that are made for just this Facebook, MySpace, and many more. These sites allow you to talk and collaborate with others about what you like to do and what you are like. More and more teens especially find themselves spending a lot of their leisure time talking and spending time on these sites.


Title: Collaboration Webs: Arts, Entertainment, & Leisure
Video Number: 2.C.1
Author : Kylie B., U.S.A., 12th
: Paola C., Qatar, 11th
Alternate link to video: Ning, YouTube

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Title: Collaborative Webs; Entertainment
Video Number
: 2.C.2
Author : Yuka K, Japan, 2008
: none
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Science, Environment, and Health

CWeb Science/Envir/Health wiki
As people in today's modern age have been using the Internet more often, experts in science and health have grasped onto this and have now found ways to collaborate and share their findings. Scientists today are using collaborative webs to communicate to each other new research and results they come up with. Scientists also are using blogs to introduce new technologies and innovations in science to the masses. Doctors all over the world are starting to use wikis to inform others about sickness and disease. Wikis are webpages with collections of articles that are able to be edited by users of that network. Blogs, previously known as weblogs, are another way that readers on the web can find out about health related issues. People write about their opinions and experiences, because they use the Internet to exchange information and discuss or debate medical problems. In addition, they can discuss the effects of new medicines on their patients.


Title: Collaboration Web: Science + Health
Video Number: 2.D.1
Author: Martin S (USA) 2008
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Title: Collaboratin Web Science and Health.
Video number- 2.D.2
Author: Masami Monobe (KGHS)
Contributor(s): None
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Team Members

Project Manager: Michelle L. (BSGE)
Assistant Project Manager: Jamie T (GBA)
Editor: Michelle L (BSGE)

Editor: Bianca R. (BSGE)
Muneera Al K (QA)
Patrick B (SJC)

Government Politics and Employment
Editor: Joshua Z. (BSGE)
Moza AT(QA)
Olimpia R. (ASB)
Caitlin B. (PLC)

Arts, Entertainment and Leisure:
Editor: Kylie B. (GHS)
Kyle A. (GBA)
Yuka Kitamoto (KGHS)

Science, Environment and Health:
Martin S (GHS)
Dunia H. (ASB)
Sara AM (QA)
Masami Monobe (KGHS)


1. Tapscott,Don “Wikinomics | About the Book.” Wikinomics How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. 31 March 2008. 31 Mar 2008 <>

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