Social Media Classroom


Colleague Garth Newton alerted me to this, started by Howard Rheingold late 2008- The Social Media Classroom is a free, open source online teaching tool that incorporates blogs, a wiki, forums, microblogging, social bookmarking, video-sharing, chat, RSS,  within a simple, shared interface.

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Based on Drupal, I haven’t downloaded yet but its  the innevitable attempt to integrate these social technologies into a ‘single dashboard’ concept. From a distance it seems a rather orthodox (but clumsy) way of doing this (referred to as a ‘tool’)- the social media are glued together into one environment.  It is meant to ‘supplement’ LMS systems. On the community pages and elsewhere there is little evidence of this having taken hold, and would be interested in any feedback. Brian Christiansens video adds a little more insight.


About thand

I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
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