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Online tools for collaboration between staff and volunteers

How does a team of Extension staff and volunteers, scattered around the country, work together to create a social media training site for Master Gardeners? That was a challenge compounded by timezone, bandwidth, platform, and technical differences.

In this webinar, Steve Judd and Karen Jeannette will discuss the online tools they used to help the team collaborate to produce the training site. Through a combination of email, conference call, Google Docs, Sheets, Hangouts, Slides, and Sites, team members were able to engage in real-time and asynchronous collaboration. 

This session is one of a series about Online Collaboration Tools.

We hope that you will bring your questions and comments as we discuss these issues.

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