TalkTech 2010 took place at the beginning of the move of desktop applications the cloud. Online collaboration became a new way of working together. Students tested, and reviewed web-based collaboration tools summarized in Table 1, many of which are no longer available or have been replaced with more current choices.
Table 1. Early Web-Based Collaboration Tools
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Google Forms, SurveyMonkey
Typewith.me, Google Docs
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The deliverables remained the same as in 2008, though the project moved from Google Sites to ViCaDis (Diana Andone & Vasiu, 2009), a new online learning environment developed and managed by UPT. ViCaDis provided teams with blogging and file sharing capabilities and enabled the instructors to monitor each team’s progress.