Thursday, October 21, 2010

Open Study - Create or Join Online Study Groups

Open Study is a new collaborative study service developed and funded in part by Georgia Tech, Emory University, and the National Science Foundation. At its most basic Open Study is a message board for students in search of help answering difficult questions. Students could use it just for that purpose, but Open Study provides more than that. Open Study offers students the option to create or join online study groups, subscribe to other students' updates, and provides students with a place to record their notes online. Students can register for Open Study using their email addresses or connect to Open Study with their Facebook accounts.

Watch the video below for an introduction to Open Study.

Applications for Education
Open Study could be very helpful for students that need help beyond the times when their teachers are available to answer questions. Open Study could also be helpful for homeschool students and for students involved in independent studies.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Ediscio - Collaboratively Create Flashcards
Flashcard Flash - Search for Flashcard Sets
Quizlet - Create and Share Flashcards