Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Middle School to PhD: Study Curve

http://studycurve.com/ Study Curve

This is an interesting mix of a social networking environment, expert assistance, tutorials, and subject area focus. It targets middle school through PhD, and puts users together with similarly-minded individuals for ongoing help and collaboration. There is also an Expert Rating System, virtual study groups, and the pairing of business professionals and college professors with students. You can also host a private class forum, posting Q & As and locating classes across the country for collaborative projects. There is also a team that controls all content, display and distribution on the site.
For students used to sites like Facebook, finding a study buddy seems a good way to expand their technological expertise, and assist with coursework as well. Once again, it's a good example of how the process of education is changing, and how the emphasis is changing from straight research and design to collaboration. It will be interesting to see how this develops.

Also added to the 'Tech Tools Recommended' list on this Blog