By Fahad Khan
At some point when you’re studying, you’re bound to run into some group work. Yes, this mean being able to work with others. Sometimes, it’s hard enough communicating with your peers but having the right tools when dealing with group work can help a great deal.
In today’s digital age, online communication has become second nature to most of us and this means online group work also comes very naturally. Whether you meet with your group in the classroom, or communicate digitally, we’ve gathered here 5 amazing tools that can aid you in your group studies. With features like Flashcards and even a Study Planner, you can not only use this in group work but also in your daily studies as well.
OpenStudy is a free community of groups created by students from all around the globe. OpenStudy allows members to get live help for homework assignments or class tests from other members who are studying the same thing. By answering questions other members may have, one is able to earn credentials, which can lead to them becoming an OpenStudy Ambassador. Any member of the site can create a group related to a particular topic or subject and invite others who are studying the same thing to join it.
Students can sign up for OpenStudy using their email addresses or by connecting through their Facebook accounts. Even those that aren’t registered can view the content (queries and solutions) posted on OpenStudy groups. However, a student cannot post a question or query without registering through Facebook. At the time of writing, around 190 active study groups and 1 million students from 160 countries are registered members of OpenStudy community. If you’re worried about how fast you’ll get the answers to your question, OpenStudy claims that around 75% questions are answered within 5 minutes. [Visit site]
StudyBlue is a free service for students to learn collaboratively. It is a flashcard based service. It allows students to create and share their own flashcards related to a subject or topic. One of the features of the service under the tab ‘Study Tools’ is the ability to create and customize their own flashcards using either text, audio or images. These come with different study modes and students can even complete self-assessments through quizzes. They can also review work sheets and flashcards and even create study guides by including flash cards for a particular subject, which will be updated automatically when new flashcards are added.
Teachers can create their own virtual classes and add students to these classes. This allows the teacher to keep track of the students. Students themselves can store and organize their notes, flashcards and other items in their own digital backpack. StudyBlue can be synchronized easily with Evernote as well. Since its launch, more than 4.5 million people have joined StudyBlue and more than 200 million pieces of content have been shared by members. A student can register with StudyBlue by using his/her email address or by linking their Facebook or Google+ address to StudyBlue. [Visit site]