Google has definitely opened new doors when it comes to collaborating on projects. I can set up a google document, share it with my group members, and then we can all work on our project from the comfort of our homes. As an education major, google documents has been a life saver. I feel as if I always have some sort of group projects and with google documents I can easily keep them organized and work on them.
However, while working on our collaborative group project we were able to see how being able to communicate face-to-face definitely helps. I feel that talking about a project all together is the best way to start project. This way you can bounce ideas of off each other and hear what other people have to say. When you are only allowed to use collaborative tools it makes it hard to do so. This project definitely made me realize that there are a lot of great tools out there that aren't being utilized and when working on a group project like this you have to be very flexible.
This video shows some of the potential benefits of using collaborative projects.