The Online Collaboration module covers the main concepts and skills needed to collaborate online using web-based tools and services.

Online collaborative tools are now an integral part of the school learning environment. Teachers utilise online collaboration tools for collaborative assignments and tasks for both in and outside class. They can be used to help develop active learning assignments, facilitate team-building activities, and help students engage with the content through group activities and peer-to-peer learning.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Collaboration concepts
  • Key concepts
  • Cloud computing
Preparation for online collaboration
  • Common setup features
  • Setup
Using online collaborative tools
  • Online storage and productivity
  • Applications
  • Online calendars
  • Social media
  • Online meetings
  • Online learning environments
Mobile collaboration
  • Key concepts
  • Using mobile devices
  • Applications
  • Synchronisation

Main learning outcomes

Successful students will be able to plan and manage collaboration using services such
as cloud computing and mobile technology. After passing this module, students will feel confident collaborating and interacting using online tools, as well as scheduling and hosting online meetings. They will be able to:

  • understand the key concepts of online and mobile collaboration
  • recognise good practice in cloud computing and how this facilitates collaboration
  • identify tools supporting online collaboration, such as productivity applications, social media, calendars, meetings, and learning environments
  • know how to register, set up, and delete user accounts for collaborative tools
  • understand how collaboration works on mobile devices such as tablet and smartphones
  • ICDL is the global leader in digital literacy learning and certification
  • ICDL modules are designed and updated by global subject matter experts, providing a standardised certification of skills and knowledge
  • ICDL is used by thousands of schools around the world
  • ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally

The detailed syllabus for the Collaboration module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

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