I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool
we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity,
and they can be shaped by their user.Bill Gates
Do you run, co-moderate or belong to a community of like-minded educators or learners online?
Which platform(s) do you use?
Yahoo!Group, Moodle, Ning, Drupal, Elgg, Wiki, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Jamendo, Slideshare, LinkedIn, Xing, Flickr, Diigo..?
Which do you think is the best one?
How'd you rate it for things like the
- ease of use
- ability to find and communicate with other participants
- ability to share documents
- ability to share photos, media
- ability to gather opinions
- ability to collaborate on projects
- keep track of and follow threaded conversations
- things which really irritate you
- things you really miss from a different platform
- anything else?
This posting is part of the Crowd Wise series and is in part my preparation for the swap-shop I will be hosting on web-based communities at the IATEFL conference in Harrogate, April 8th 2010. Your answers, as brief or as in-depth as you'd like to be, is very much appreciated!
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