Much of the popular response to the advent of web 2.0 tools is that they can have a detrimental effect on students by being nothing more than trivial distractions from serious study. This article, ‘Social Learning: Can Facebook and Related Tools Improve Educational Outcomes?‘, recently published by Daily Science cites a recent study performed overseas that suggests students’ online social networking directly influences social learning and can positively influence academic learning.
Social Learning with Security
While many academic institutions may use open networks for social learning, security can be a concern. Some colleges even have a learning management system (LMS) that provides a virtual learning environment, but the communication is flat or one way. Since knowledge sharing in a secure manner is the end goal, educators find themselves with the question on how to accomplish this goal.
TOPYX Bolt provides social learning tools that can be ‘bolted’ on to any existing LMS. Students and educators can communicate, share and learn together in a safe virtual environment. It’s the ‘missing link’ to a true social learning atmosphere.
A little about us….
Since 1995, Interactyx has worked with educational programs to develop engaging learning solutions. Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX, is at the forefront of developing eLearning and social LMS solutions that engage learners and enhance collaborative learning environments. TOPYX has gained acceptance as an innovative, affordable solution to deliver a complete eLearning software solution meeting the needs of today’s learner that is the best value in social learning software.