Ning, ning, ning, ning…

NingIn the lecture on Monday (yes, the lecture notes are coming, OK?!) we talked about Ning and I was very surprised that none of you had used it let alone heard of it.

Ning is a social networking site with a difference. It’s pages are designed not for individuals, but for groups. So, you play badminton at UWS and want a place to post match reports, results, photos, have discussions about upcoming fixtures? Well, why not get http://www.uwsbadminton.ning.com. Running the uni funk band and want fans to have a place to chat, a place to share videos of your latest gigs or promote your new recordings? Well, a Ning will do that.

Nings are very much liked by educators, and serendipitously on the ADE list just today someone asked what good examples of Nings there were. So I thought I should share some of them with you straight away…

Literacy in a Digital Classroom Ning

The Global Education Collaborative

Classroom 2.0 Ning

Digital Arts Education Ning

The iPod Touch and special needs education Ning

Have a look around these Nings. Perhaps we can create a test one for the course. Write about what you think in the comments but also on your blogs.

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