Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

The Study Group 2.0

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enter-the-groupA Winnipeg-based company recently launched an online tool to help tackle the “group project from hell.”

EntertheGroup.com gives students a new project management tool, which includes the ability to create group pages, event calendars, task management, project outlines, polls, checklists, file sharing and more. It also integrates social networking features like blogging, instant messaging, a Q & A forum and Twitter feed.

“Students typically complain about their group projects. Their biggest problems are free riders and group members who try to take over the group. Also, getting everyone organized and on the same page is problematic’ said Sal Pellettieri, CEO of Project Education Technologies, creator of the website.

To get started, students go to http://www.enterthegroup.com and register. The site also has a blog, entertheblog.com, which discusses project management strategies.

“I built this site so that students could learn project management techniques and integrate them into the classroom. I think that many students are overwhelmed by their work and I think that the tools and advice the site offers will help a lot,” added Pellettieri.

For more information, students are encouraged to email info@enterthegroup.com or call (323) 332-6056.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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