Course Networking (theCN.com), owned in part by Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation, has launched a new learning environment that is free to users and provides a social network that enables global interaction of formal and informal learners.
theCN will fill a different niche from conventional course or learning management systems and is designed to help students and faculty connect globally with other learners interested in the same course subject or topic--both in the credit and noncredit arenas. Because it is free (no license necessary) and easy to use, it is an effective complement to course management systems like Blackboard, Sakai, Epsilen, D2L or Moodle. Anyone, anywhere in the world, can start using theCN immediately—without having to go through a school or college, a course administrator or a user group to connect instantly with people around the world with shared interests.
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