Title ENGLISH THE SAINT JAMES WAY
Project Number 2009-1-ES1-LEO05-10338
Product ENGLISH THE SAINT JAMES WAY: REPOSITORY OF DOCUMENTS IN GOOGLE DOCS
Title ENGLISH THE SAINT JAMES WAY: REPOSITORY OF DOCUMENTS IN GOOGLE DOCS
Product Type others
Marketing Text Cloud storage of documents to facilitate teamwork across borders
Repository of documentation and results "in the cloud". We used Google Docs to save all the documents produced for the project, organised into collections according to the Work Packages and also by partners. This enabled us to have a central location for the documentation available to all the partners.
It also enabled us to make corrections or new drafts of versions already completed by other partners. For example, we were able to complete the necessary translations of the instructions for the learning activities in a single table, or we were able to gather together the photographs, activity cards and other elements of the English course by working together.
We set up a tree structure so that we would all have a clear and common set of criteria for saving the documents in a way that would make them relatively easy to find.
Target group working partners in the consortium
Result Using the cloud to store and update documents enabled the partners to work in a collaborative way, saving time and resources. We were able to work on the same items without needing to send emails in 8 different directions. This was also a learning experience for most of the partners who had no previous experience with cloud computing, and therefore served to increase our abilities to use the new technologies. However, we did find at times that the documents can be difficult to find if the system of collections is not followed carefully, as it is difficult to search documents written in other languages, and some people had problems both uploading and dowmloading.
Area of application Project management