Innovative Online Curriculum Writing: A Practical Approach for Multiple Authors/Multiple Locations
The technology-based writing method described here enabled collaboration from distant locations. A comprehensive and well-integrated 4-H quilt curriculum was the goal. Seven writers used an electronic activity template based on 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System standards. A hyper-linked spreadsheet was developed. Each writer input their writing from the template to their separate sheet, which was hyper-linked to the master spreadsheet. Using FTP client software, all writers had access to updated materials on the master spreadsheet at all times. The writer/editor could see all work, monitor duplicate efforts, and put writing into one voice. A 284-page coherent and comprehensive curriculum resulted.
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Vigna, D. C., Fairchild, P. J., & Donaldson-Fassett, J. (2006). Innovative Online Curriculum Writing: A Practical Approach for Multiple Authors/Multiple Locations. The Journal of Extension, 44(4), Article 20. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss4/20