[Air-L] looking for a collaborative real-time editor

Cristina Lopez clopez at umn.edu
Wed Jan 28 12:07:17 PST 2009

Meryl: Googledocs is like a wiki in that you can use it to write 
collaboratively with others. But there are significant differences 
between Googledocs and wikis. In a wiki you can create a web of pages, 
while in Googledocs you can't. In Googledocs documents can be saved, 
published and printed in different formats, while material you create in 
a wiki is simply published right in the Web space. I think of Googledocs 
more as "MS Office plus"--same formats, similar ways of organizing, 
viewing and publishing documents, but with some added advantages, 
including the ability to share documents easily, access them from 
anywhere where you can get on the Web and chat with others who are 
viewing or editing the document.

Dana: I was just going to ask about security. I'm glad you commented on 
that. Would you tell me more about Google's privacy policy?

Cristina Lopez, Ph.D.
Senior Educational Technology Consultant
Office of Information Technology, Digital Media Center
University of Minnesota
117 Pleasant St., SE
212 Walter Library
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Meryl Krieger wrote:
> so are you all saying you can use Googledocs as a kind of wiki tool?
> Thanks for the clarification,
> Meryl
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 2:34 PM, NANCY MCDONALD-KNWRTHY <
> mcdonald-knwrthy.1 at osu.edu> wrote:
>> google docs is a wonderful tool... I've taught M. Ed teachers to use it as
>> part of their tech class in teacher prep... it works.  I think you'd all
>> need to get a gmail account... I forget about that one... but to edit I
>> think you need one.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Jess <jess at jesslaccetti.co.uk>
>> Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 2:00 pm
>> Subject: Re: [Air-L] looking for a collaborative real-time editor
>> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>>> Kim,
>>> You might try etherpad.com (I think it's out of beta testing)
>>> and google docs?
>>> Jess
>>>   ----- Original Message -----
>>>   From: Kimberly Silk
>>>   To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
>>>   Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:56 PM
>>>   Subject: [Air-L] looking for a collaborative real-time editor
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