Online collaboration tools are web-based applications. They offer a variety of different services including allowing groups of people to have conversations via instant messenger with each other, share files, video conference or otherwise collaborate in the work that they do. There are also what’s known as collaborative search engines (CSE) that can be used to locate information that’s been distributed within a company’s system.
Today people are using these tools in many different environments. In fact, grade school students are even learning to use these tools in their online education. This is beneficial in that it helps students be better prepared for both social and group employment situations. These tools are actually great for everyone since they allow people to work together in teams while editing project files, providing feedback, leaving comments, and chatting with each other in real time.