List Tools (Forums, Discussion Lists & News Lists)
Lists are simple to create and don't tie up a significant amount of machine resources, unless they get very large. They are often created temporarily by working groups, whose members can then collaborate on a project without ever needing to meet face-to-face. Features may include web-based digests, newsletter templates, URL tracking, archival and remote retrieval of messages, confirmation of subscriptions, and SPAM filters.
The purpose of discussion boards
is to create an environment where and participants can discuss
projects and share experiences with one another. They form an
online community in which to connect with professionals, ask
questions, post comments, and get advice.
Where Tool Can Be Found:
Topica Exchange -
Topica Publisher -
Quick Topic - free
Examples of Tool Implementation for Collaboration:
Kids Share Hope