A blip at Educause this morning sent me to this post: Carmun – Social Networking for Writing School Papers
The cheeky YouTube video that explains Carmun describes the service as “Wikipedia meets Facebook”. But essentially its a social network for people who have to write term papers. There’s lots of tools for asking peers questions, managing bibliographies, and some del.icio.us-esque tools for saving online sources.
Hmm. So I signed up to see what is up. The bibliography formatting tool is good. Took a look through the questions in the technology discussions. Could be a pretty useful thing.
Now I have to take back what I wrote previously I suppose, or perhaps just amend it.
Leveraging existing social networks for education can be a good thing, as long as it’s a social network built around education and not around socializing.