This project aims to bring some of the affordances of consumer social networks to teaching and learning, and will deliver applications within CamTools, our Sakai-based VLE. This is an informal blog by the project team at CARET, University of Cambridge.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Flowing along...

This week, the academic networking team is really busy, as we are conducting our first round of user research with help from Flow Interactive, specialist consultants in user research and user-centric design. Although CARET has a lot of expertise in these areas, it's great to see how industrial product design in this area is delivered following best practice, and Flow are both helping us out with this project, and training us at the same time.

We are really enjoying hosting Flow (and all our lovely student volunteers!) at CARET, and look forward to analysing the results of our work next week.

Monday, 24 November 2008


Welcome to our project about social networking in higher education.

Dr. Laura James will be managing this project at CARET, with a great team of Harriet Truscott, Anne-Sophie de Baets, Nicolaas Matthijs, Tjhien Liao, and others working on user-centric design and development.