WebCT Users’ Group

The seventh meeting of the WebCT Users’ Group is being held on Wednesday 28th January 2009 at 12.30 in the Iris Murdoch Centre. The format is lunch at 12.30 followed at 13.00 by a presentation by Mark Toole, Director of Information Services. Mark’s presentation will be on Elgg, open-source social networking software that is being used to power a number of social networks within UK HE (and outside). Elgg offers blogs, networking, groups, news feed aggregation and file sharing features. A longer description of Elgg’s features can be found here.


Mark came to Stirling from Brighton and Brighton University runs the largest Elgg supported social networking sites in the UK, called Community@Brighton. At Stirling we currently have a test installation running a for the STEER student mentoring project. Further information on Elgg can be found at http://www.elgg.com.


Places are limited (and we need to know how many lunches to order!) so please book with Simon (Ex 7247 or email). Also please let Simon know of any special dietary requirements. Video conferencing facilities can be made available for staff at Highland and Western Isles campuses on request.


Simon Booth

Manager – Centre for eLearning Development


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