Upon taking the technology quiz I was deemed a “Digital Collaborator.” This grouping means I enjoy using information technology to connect with others. I am also confident in my skills to manage and use technology. I would agree that I fit into this category. I believe advances in technology have made it much easier for people to collaborate.
I choose to stick with the theme of collaboration for my blog. I would like to focus on the invention of Google Docs. I have had many group projects in college and Google Docs has made group work much easier and more convenient. Google describes Google Docs as, “an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you and your students to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time.”
Groups are able to save so much time with this technology. Instead of using one computer to work on a document, everyone can access the document and add information or make edits. This technology is safe and reliable since all edits from each user are safely stored online. Google Docs allows more people to work on the same thing in the presence of their own home. Group work is much easier and more efficient when everyone can work on his or her own time. Without Google Docs groups would have to meet more to discuss their progress and emails would be utilized much more to share information and collaborate.