ARCS collaboration tools and support workshop

Wright, Ashley J., McGee, Padric, Sim, Russell, Bell, Jason, Lafayette, Lev, Diong, Simon, & Gordon, Leigh (2008) ARCS collaboration tools and support workshop. In iSGTW eResearch Australasia 2008, 28 September - 3 October 2008, Sebel and Citigate Hotels, Melbourne, Victoria. (Unpublished)


Registration fees for this workshop are being met by ARCS. There is no cost to attend; however space is limited.-----

The Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS) has been supporting a wide range of Collaboration Services and Tools which have been allowing researchers, groups and research communities to share ideas and collaborate across organisational boundaries.-----

This workshop will give an introduction into a number of web based and real-time collaboration tools and services which researchers may find useful for day-to-day collaboration with members of a research team located within an institution or across institutions. Attendees will be shown how a number of these tools work with strong emphasis placed on how these tools can help facilitate communication and collaboration. Attendees will have the opportunity to try out a number of examples themselves, and interact with the workshop staff to discuss how their own use cases could benefit from the tools and services which can be provided.-----


A hands on introduction will be given to a number of services which ARCS is now operating and/or supporting such as:---

* EVO – A video conferencing environment, which is particularly suited to desktop or low bandwidth applications.---
* AccessGrid – An open source video conferencing and collaboration tool kit, which is great for room to room meetings.---
* Sakai – An online collaboration and learning environment, support teaching and learning, ad hoc group collaboration, support for portfolios and research collaboration.---
* Plone and Drupal – A ready-to-run content management system, that provides you with a system for managing web content that is ideal for project groups, communities, web sites, extranets and intranets.---
* Wikis – A way to easily create, edit, and link pages together, to create collaborative websites.

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ID Code: 26911
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2009 22:15
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:28

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