I watched the recording of Zaid Ali Alsagoff’s live session Sharing to Connect, Interact and Learn from Week 9 of CCK11 and during it was introduced to Schoology.com. Schoology is a social network-stroke-learning management system for education that is strongly influenced by Facebook and allows any individual or institution to set up a social network for teaching and learning. It’s free for the moment and worth a look.
Incidentally, I also attended (part of) the inaugural meeting of the ELESIG Gwella group at which lecture capture was discussed. The recording of the CCK11 MOOC Live Sessions is another exemplar of how this might work with larger groups. George Siemens and Stephen Downes use Eluminate to facilitate and record these sessions and provide both Just-In-Time and Just on Time meetings and discussions that can be viewed by anyone who has the link. The live sessions take place on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5.00 pm UK time (careful US have gone to Daylight saving time already so it might be 16.00 pm this week) and anyone can attend. Net Pedagogy is on the menu this week.