Friday, November 25, 2011

Podio - Task Management, Collaboration, and More for Higher Ed

Podio is a service designed for businesses to use as a company intranet. Recently, Podio announced that they are making their services available for free to any college/ university student who registers with a school email account.

Podio provides an intranet framework that can be customized by users to suit their specific needs. Podio offers tools for task management, collaborative workspaces, file sharing, and messaging. Students can also choose to use survey tools and note sharing tools on Podio. Podio can be used on your computer or on your mobile device. Watch the introductory video below to learn more about Podio.

Applications for Education
My original title for this post was Podio - Edmodo for Higher Ed because I think that they both provide students with fundamental tools for private collaboration. The difference is that Podio groups can be created by students without instructors. Podio could be a great tool for university students to collaborate on both simple tasks like sharing notes or more in-depth tasks like collaborating on a research effort.