Communicating & collaborating online

Communicating effectively online is a key digital skill needed for study, the workplace and throughout your life. This topic provides information and tips for communicating and collaborating online.

Learning outcomes

This topic will assist in your understanding of:

  • the ways in which we communicate online
  • best practice for online communication
  • how to collaborate effectively within a group
  • useful tools for communicating and collaborating online

Introduction

Communicating effectively online is a key digital skill needed for study, the workplace and throughout your life. People use online tools to discuss topics, share information, complete tasks and work on group assignments and projects. To thrive in a digital world we need the skills to communicate effectively in any situation.

Like anything, there is of course pros & cons to online communication.

Check out the points below – can you think of anything else?

Effective online communication

To confidently engage in online communication, special strategies need to be adopted to communicate effectively and avoid miscommunication, conflict and repercussions.

Watch and answer the interactive video below of recommendations for online interactions from UQ.

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