Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Article: Mixing Work and Play on Facebook

Mixing Work and Play on Facebook

October 6, 2010

Learning management is frequently thought of as a top-down activity, with professors setting the agenda and presiding over e-learning environments like they do a traditional classroom.

Facebook, meanwhile, has been thought of more as a distraction from schoolwork than a place where students engage with it.

Now, a technology team at Purdue University has created a new application that seeks to upend both of those assumptions. The application, called Mixable, is positioned as an e-learning environment that empowers students, and can be used as a little study room and course library inside Facebook.

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