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Multi-user collaboration on a single Google Doc: a real-life example

Yes, but how could a lot of people work in the same document at the same time? Wouldn’t it be impossible? A common reaction to Google-style live collaboration, but very wrong.

You can see it happening now – a live, real-life example of collaboration via Google Docs: Charles Arthur of the Guardian Technology Section is using a table in a public Google Doc to crowdsource information about the dimensions of new tablet computers currently available.

He kicked things off with this tweet.

There are currently 17 users, who could be anywhere, contributing to the document.

If you want to try this kind of collaboration with your class, eduBuzz Google Apps allows you to do this with as many, or as few, collaborators as you want. Get in touch if you’d like logins for your class.