Michael Wilder is presenting "Building Online Learning Communities with Multiuser Blogging Environments" at conferences this summer. Last month he presented at the Defense Acquisition University and George Mason University, which hosted the educational conference Innovations in eLearning VIII. In July he will present the paper in Las Vegas at the fifth annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. The paper offers a potential solution using the multiuser blogging capabilities of WordPress and the social media features of the BuddyPress plugin to develop a fully integrated online learning community. This innovative combination of technologies provides secure communication and collaboration through such Web 2.0 technologies as blog authoring, wikis, social media, podcasts, and Web-based video.
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