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Social Network Hosts Study Groups To Help Students Learn Outside The Classroom

Social Network Hosts Study Groups To Help Students Learn Outside The Classroom
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Lore has announced new features that give greater opportunities for connecting students and educators on a web-based learning platform.

Emma Hutchings
  • 30 august 2012

PSFK Presents The Future Of Work

Lore, the social network for education that started out by focusing on individual classes, has announced new features that help connect students and educators. These aim to expand their users’ knowledge base and foster learning outside of the classroom as well as in it.

Social Network Hosts Study Groups To Help Students Learn Outside The Classroom

Previously, students could only join Lore if their instructor invited them and communities were solely built around courses. Now, students can join Lore to create an academic profile, follow classmates and professors, and join groups for studying, interests, societies and clubs. They can also follow anyone on the network to receive their updates in the new Dashboard, and directly contact others with real-time messaging. Joseph Cohen, Lore’s co-founder and CEO, said:

We created Lore to make education better by connecting people. This is the next step. And we’re excited to see the new relationships and communities students form on Lore.

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PSFK is asking readers to tell us how you and your co-workers are learning from one another. Drop us a line and tell us what has helped you move ahead in your career or send us a related link of social education in the workplace that you’ve found interesting.

Tweet it to us at @psfk with the hashtags #FoW #SocialEDU, for a chance to win an iPod Nano for all the bite-sized lessons you share.

Over the next 4-8 weeks we want to start a conversation around what you see as possible in the Future of Work.  Be sure to follow the conversation on PSFK and participate in the daily competitions. Tweet us your ideas to @psfk using #FoW

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