Higher education needs to bring students into the practice of cloud based online collaboration such as they will encounter after graduation. A useful introduction starts with data collecting and pooling with Google Forms followed by real time graphing and computations, easily accomplished in the Excel-like Google Sheets. We find students and in-service teachers are very positive about their experience. Here we review the limited literature and describe how instructors can get their students into cloud based online collaboration using spreadsheets and other powerful collaborative options available via Google Drive.

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