Microsoft has released Sway which can be used to easily create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Through Sway one can create interactive content by including videos or charts. Sway is available on the Web, Windows 10, iPhone and iPad. It can be used individually and collaboratively with friends, family and colleagues. When a sway is created a link is generated which you can share with others and also one can embed his own Sway on a website as well. Below you can see an example of a Sway that I created (scroll down in the image below to see more).
I would like to share with you another project management tool that I have come across and which students in health informatics used for their projects. This tool is called Basecamp.
Basecamp is a web based tool that runs in the cloud. It can be used for free for 2 months but you can also get a free account if you use it at your own universities. Here are some possibilities that Basecamp offers:
- Invite partners of the project to collaborate on the same tool
- Upload documents and share with the rest of the team
- Create forum like discussions
- Create to do check lists
- Add and edit texts online
- Assign tasks to other members
- There is a calendar function to have an overview of the project
- Keep track of what changes and updates have happened in the project
So, if you want to give it a try you can find it in the following link: https://basecamp.com/
Here are a few examples to check about basecamp:
Technology today has a great impact on our life making it either easy and simple or complex and troublesome. This impact is in every aspect of our everyday activities, where technology helps us in simple ways, such as set up a digital alarm to wake up, find a recipe to cook something new or in more complex ways such as helping us schedule activities or plan for the future.
This impact is clearly seen in education too where students are expected to know how to use it in order to do their exercises or homework. Advanced digital tools today provide the opportunity to present, write, share and visualise ideas and solutions in a more innovative way. Collaboration and cooperation with others demand a more “digital” way. Meeting and talking in person is not enough. Being “digital” is a must.
The students of today are born within technology. Using social media and digital means is more common to them than the students of the past. The following social networks are an inseparable part of their life. Do you know all of them? If the students use them for their everyday interactions with others why not use them as part of their studies too if they enable a better interaction, collaboration, information communication?
Is there any other social network you would like to share? Please comment it over here. Another post with free and easy to use collaborative project management tools will follow up.