For us, the social learning aspect of online learning is just as important as the knowledge our experts share via video.
Our classroom forums and Twitter hashtags are an important part of this social learning. Our new Google+ Community takes this a step further, with a single location to bring together all students – past, present and future – to share their ideas, discuss topics of interest, post photos and videos and access more resources.
Our Social Learning and Community Team will continue their involvement in the classroom forum, while sharing articles, videos and other interesting content via the Google+ Community. Subjects are sorted by their classroom hashtags, with a conversation stream for each category. We’ve even got a section to share and discover study tips. All you need to access this new resource is a Google login (Gmail, YouTube, Picassa, GooglePlay, Google+).
Of course, you can still complete your courses without using the Google+ Community – it’s an optional extra, to help you extend your learning.
We’re really excited to be able to take the online learning experience further, and can’t wait to see what you share.