, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 20–24

Conditions for Successful Online Document Collaboration

  • Michael Vallance
  • Phillip A. Towndrow
  • Charles Wiz

DOI: 10.1007/s11528-009-0359-6

Cite this article as:
Vallance, M., Towndrow, P.A. & Wiz, C. TECHTRENDS TECH TRENDS (2010) 54: 20. doi:10.1007/s11528-009-0359-6


With the development of Web 2.0 technologies, online document collaboration tools are becoming increasingly available, often free of charge. Although the technology is considered interactive and collaborative, it does not necessarily mean learners themselves will interact and collaborate. This paper discusses the conditions required for successful and meaningful collaboration, particularly when using technology. Collaboration is typified by participants engaged in a mutually beneficial relationship to meet pre-defined goals. To exemplify effective collaboration, the utilization of an online document collaboration tool is summarized.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Vallance
  • Phillip A. Towndrow
  • Charles Wiz

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