I work towards helping student leaders be successful.
One of the ways that is accomplished is by sharing the latest tools which help a student leader be a successful student.
Read/WriteWeb has created a stellar (love that word) list of online resources.
There's no software package I used more in college (or today, for that matter) than Microsoft Office. But who wants to plunk down $150 on office software? You're in college, after all, and I'm sure you can think of better uses for your cash. 5 years ago the alternative was Sun's OpenOffice.org suite, Corel's Wordperfect (still not free), or a handful of even less developed offline tools. But now there are a large number of impressive web apps that can handle your academic needs. The cream of the crop are below.
Of course, having so many choices may be overwhelming to some. So my advice is to find one or two apps that you can try out for awhile.
Also, there are a number of applications that have been listed in the comments of the article as well. Don't miss out on all of this student-focused Web 2.0 goodness.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: What is the benefit to using online applications to ones that you download to your computer?
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: What is your favorite Web 2.0 application?
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