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Experimenting with "Online Collaborative Editing" - Want to Try It?

I think "online collaborative editing" would make a very good tool for teaching writing.  Have you ever heard of it?  It's been available for about a year.  I'm just beginning to learn about it.  I'm looking for people to help me test it.

 

We should be able to use Microsoft OneDrive and Skype at the same time.  The idea is, you write something, show it to me in real time, and we edit it together.  I'm on NYC time, and I'm a native speaker of English.  You will need moderate computer skills and a good internet connection.  If you're interested in trying this with me, please send me a message.  Thanks.

Jan 7, 2015 12:55 PM
Comments · 2

Julia ~

 

Style and content are things I would not wish to teach.  But, I meet many people who don't know how to construct a sentence.  In fact, I see some of these people on this website.  I can help these people.

Thanks for your reply.

 

January 7, 2015

yes, I have heard of it and use it on duolingo. Duolingo provides collaborative translations.

It has a lot of advantages because one can see the different versions. I value it a lot because there are always different ways how you can express it. Above all, you`ll learn to express yourself naturally.

 

The only problem is, that until you will find a way to express something on which everyone agrees, it can go on until forever. Also, if there is no native speaker it can easily become senseless.

 

But all in all, it`s a  nice idea to do it that way and it`s not only useful for translations but for many other things, especially the one you mention.

January 7, 2015
EdG
Language Skills
English, Japanese, Spanish
Learning Language
Japanese