Web Communities for Educators?
January 22, 2008 11:10 AM Subscribe
Web communities in conservative/educational climates: what are some good ones?
posted by chinese_fashion to education (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am doing some consulting for a large educational firm, working to develop "Web Community" or "Web 2.0" assets on their already vast Web properties. While they do have a large network of websites, they've been hesitant to adopt blogs, message boards, wikis and commenting on articles -- the backbones of Web community. I'm here to spearhead that change. It's slow-going, especially in a culture that is hesitant to open the gates to public criticism of its practices.
Can you MeFites help me find good examples of Web 2.0/Community elements to share in a brainstorming session set to happen this Thursday afternoon, EST? I use Metafilter as an example *constantly*, but in this case, I am looking for pre-existing websites with a high amount of content output that has successfully incorporated community elements. And, while the sites don't have to be related to education, it wouldn't hurt if they were, either.
My natural default is to use best-practice sites like Metafilter, Flickr, etc., but I think I may need to look closer to "home," thematically. Thanks so much for your help here ...