Why you used it?
I originally used Google Doc’s to try something different with students. However, I quickly realised it’s potential for sharing and collaborating with students and staff. The first project I tried was using a form to collect Student Voice. This allowed easy collection of a significant number of students across all year groups. The results even provided a summary which analysed the data to a basic level. This used with student discussion became a very powerful tool in evaluating our course delivery etc.
I have also used it to allow students to collaborate on research topics. Again this allows the students to share their initial thoughts and some key findings. It is easy to embed the documents on a VLE or blog. I have used it to collaborate with members of department on the development of new schemes of work too.
Easy to use and intuitive interface so there is no steep learning curve. No specialist software required other than an internet connection. Quick and efficient method of collecting a lot of data, e.g. student voice. Good way to back upi your work and the autosave feature is useful for students!
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