I have been trying with very limited success to create a similar tool at InterLearn.us, but now I might not have to….
The project has announced that they will be offering Commons in a Box, a version of CUNY’s customized social network that can be freely installed at any educational institution to provide a social network of blogs, wikis, and collaboration tools.
This is exciting news for those of us who want to free our users to collaborate at a higher level using open tools. What I don’t fully cogitate is how the Box’d version will differ from a Buddypress install with the full list of CUNY’s custom plugins and MediaWiki integrated.
I’m waiting with barely-contained excitement for “Step Two– Put Your School in the Box“. Are you? How does your school facilitate online collaboration?
- I develop free software because of CUNY and Blackboard (teleogistic.net)
- Why “Commons in a Box” Matters (hackeducation.com)
- New BuddyPress plugin: BP Better Directories (teleogistic.net)
- Creating New Academic Networks With ‘Commons in a Box’ (chronicle.com)
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