One of the first “collaborative” educational uses of the Web was to link students together with pen pals. As the Web has matured, group collaborative tools have become more prevalent. One great result of this evolution is the The Georgia-NJ Connection project. The Georgia-NJ Connection links Journalism students of blogging educators Anne Davis (Georgia) and Will Richardson (NJ), for collaborative learning and writing. The result is a special connection and a synergistic learning that transcends the common learning experience.
Even these first “toe-in-the-water” attempts have changed the dynamic in my classroom. More to come, I’m sure.