CBC news is reporting on the UManitoba VLC. It is a system that I have enjoyed using. Mind you that I do not use it enough to really get the benefits since I am not a full-time student at UManitoba being a student here at McMaster. Anyway, the article is online:
University of Manitoba adopts Web 2.0 approach to learning
Last Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2006 | 6:51 PM ET
The University of Manitoba is trying out a new approach to education that borrows from popular social networking and information sites such as MySpace and Wikipedia.
The school’s Virtual Learning Commons website lets staff and students create academic and personal profile pages they can use to share information or make new contacts.
The site, launched in September, was designed to take advantage of so-called Web 2.0 technologies commonly used to build online communities.
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