Virtual Learning Commons

George Siemens, the keynote speaker yesterday at ODCE, mentioned an open source social networking project yesterday.  I did not catch the name, but I did get a chance to ask him this morning.  The project is called the Virtual Learning Commons.

The Virtual Learning Commons (VLC) is a web-based environment that combines a content management system, a set of academic support tools, and a social networking environment. The administrative functions of the VLC include the ability to manage all aspects of the site, including the creation of communities, content pages, navigation headings, content maps, configuration of tools, user accounts, user profiles and social networking topics and comments. Users of the site can add personal profile information, select avatars, generate topics of conversation (to do’s), create lists of to do items and personal contact lists.

This application sounds interesting, and it may be worth checking out.