Social Media Classroom

Posted by Emily Chang on Thursday, October 16th, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized

The Social Media Classroom (SMC), started by Howard Rheingold, includes a free and open-source (Drupal-based) web service that provides teachers and learners with an integrated set of social media that each course can use for its own purposes – integrated forum, blog, comment, wiki, chat, social bookmarking, RSS, microblogging, widgets, and video commenting are the first set of tools. The Classroom also includes curricular material: syllabi, lesson plans, resource repositories, screencasts and videos. The Collaboratory (or Colab), is the web service part of it. Educators are encouraged to use the Colab and SMB materials freely, and SMC will host your Colab communities if you don’t want to install your own. Disclosure: eHub founder, Emily Chang, and her company, Ideacodes, worked on the public website for the SMC. URL: Social Media Classroom.