MEC Training Assistant, Steph Earnshaw, writes:

If you haven’t already heard of it, Buzzword is the latest in online word processing. Click here to see what they look like.

This article from Clive Shepherd’s blog explains more.

If you don’t like the look of that why not try using the more famous Google documents?

All you need is a Google Mail account and you can create basic documents and spreadsheets which are stored online. You can choose who you share your documents with, upload documents from your computer and simultaneously edit documents with other users. Click here to take a tour and here to see an example of a simple Google document.

Both Buzzword and Google documents could be a great way for learners to complete group work such as MEC web projects. Using online documents they can all edit the same piece of work or upload their work to a document from their own computers.

Both tools could also be very useful if you teach any distance learning courses because online documents can be edited from anywhere in the world – so there’s no excuse for not handing in homework on time!

Google documents in use

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