Communicate and collaborate online

Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • explore the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of online communication
  • examine tools for communicating and collaborating online.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • communicate effectively, respectfully and safely in interactive online environments
  • evaluate and select different tools for communicating and collaborating online.

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Module summary

 Ways to communicate online

  • You can learn new skills and collaborate with others
  • Lack of verbal or visual cues can lead to miscommunication

 Effective online communication

  • Be respectful and follow online etiquette
  • Different types require different rules

 Collaborating online

  • Using particular tools and techniques can make it more successful
  • Check your privacy settings

 Collaboration tools

  • Use your UQ email for any collaboration you do as part of your UQ course
  • Use online tools to send messages, hold online meetings, plan and collaborate on documents

 Online issues and conflict

  • Be cautious about what you share online as it can cause damage to your reputation and possibly have legal ramifications.
  • Using cautious language and trying to reach an agreement can resolve online conflict.

Duration:   Approximately 30 minutes


Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain to contribute to your Graduate attributes:

Effective communication Effective communication

 Critical judgement

 Ethical and social understanding


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