Platform on which to exchange drafts, monitor progress, set priorities and deadlines?

Platform on which to exchange drafts, monitor progress, set priorities and deadlines?  

  By: Anthony Zwi on Nov. 1, 2017, 4:25 a.m.

Does AuthorAid provide or recommen a platform to use between mentor and mentee and on which to upload drafts, raise questions, facilitate feedback, note progress, set deadlines, provide related readings, and more?  I use Basecamp for Project maangement activities related to research and PhD supervision but am wondering what AuthorAid recommends. Thx, Anthony

Re: Platform on which to exchange drafts, monitor progress, set priorities and deadlines?  

  By: Andy Nobes on Nov. 1, 2017, 9:33 a.m.

Hi Anthony,

Great question (I've moved this post from technical forum to 'mentor forum' - I hope you don't mind).

This is very much on our to-do list. We want to provide recommendations and tips on platforms that facilitate mentoring and collaboration work (beyond obvious recommendations like Skype and Google Docs). I'd love to create a 'toolbox' of tools and resources that we could recommend.

I see that Basecamp has a pricing model - are you able to use the free version without any serious limitations? If so, it would be great to recommend this. In fact, you are very welcome to share some tips on this - perhaps even in a blog post?

We've been considering whether to recommend platforms like Overleaf and Authorea for collaborative writing. Does anybody else have any tips?

Thanks

Andy

Andy Nobes

Forum Administrator