Collaboration at a Distance


With the students, faculty, and staff of CSU distributed across the State of California – and around the world – making good use of networked technologies to support the learning and work of CSU is essential. By improving the ability of CSU constituents to work at a distance more effectively, we can reduce costs as well as the environmental impact of CSU by reducing the need to travel.


The CSU has broadly adopted common tools for video collaboration. By innovating in tools that support a distributed and mobile student body and workforce we can leverage these tools to work together more effectively and take advantage of the power of the CSU.

Potential Project Areas

  • Improving the video conferencing environment
  • Experimenting with tools that will support work at a distance
  • Robotics and other tools for enhancing distance collaboration
  • Innovative space design to support collaboration