CampusBuddy – a friend to students?

Posted in Education by millerlibrarian on March 26, 2009

There are a variety of platforms used to deliver course material and information – Blackboard, Elluminate, etc. Each has their strengths – Blackboard, an asynchronous platform, allows a number of features for students and instructors, including a discussion board with threaded interaction, group pages, and other forms of collaboration. Elluminate, a synchronous platform, offers the option for live class, where students and the instructor can have a lecture or group sessions, along with application sharing and other tools.

In addition to these, many college communities, instructors included, are using social networks to connect to and work with students; according to some, CampusBuddy aces the college social network test in its integration with Facebook. CampusBuddy is an academic-based social network linking students to classmates and others on campus. CampusBuddy is working on a number of tools and areas to more closely integrate the social and academic arena for colleges. It will be interesting to see how this plays out!



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