The Academic Commons...is designed to support faculty initiatives and build community through the use(s) of technology in teaching and learning. ...Creating networks and support systems that are enabled by easy access to quality digital resources will nurture faculty development through sharing replicable materials and best practices.
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… features – similar to Facebook, Twitter, etc – will probably seem familiar to many. My philosophy of teaching includes instilling in my students a sense of exploration and play. And dealing with change. The Buddypress site is an extension of that. In my email to my classes as school starts, I asked them to configure their blogs, get an RSS aggregator and explore the site. Explore is the keyword.
Dr. Michael Stephens on his BuddyPress enabled course sites
“ ..easy to let library staff at the various libraries contribute articles to the blog, ensuring a lively, regularly updated blog/catalog.” (isis.pbcantwerpen.be/) (translated with google translate)