A network is born – First intake sessions on ResearchConnect – Social Networking platform for Researchers at the University of Manchester

Well what can I say? After a summer of installing ELGG, tweaking and theming and generally crafting (beating) the software into a usable, corporately recognisable application, today we threw open the virtual doors to ResearchConnect. The scope of the project has expanded somewhat from it’s initial inception as a platform for PhD students from two … More A network is born – First intake sessions on ResearchConnect – Social Networking platform for Researchers at the University of Manchester

Current UKGrad Social Learning Projects

The following links show the current UKGRAD funded social learning projects. London Sch. of Econ. & Political Sci., Univ. of London (LSE) Description: LSE-PhD Net: a virtual and social network for PhD students http://www.grad.ac.uk/practice/146 Institute of Education, University of London Description: A web presence that provides news, links and a personal space for PGRs studying … More Current UKGrad Social Learning Projects

Learning activities for educational social software

This is a great article with examples of learning activities that can be used to add a social networking element to distance learning. The learning itinery could be posted on a blog and monitored by students using RSS. This would provide an excellent way of: – intoducing students to the social software/ netowrking paradigm, – … More Learning activities for educational social software