Troy Williams has an excellent post on what he calls “SoLoMo”: Social, Local and Mobile for Education. Says Williams:

“The days of mutual exclusivity between traditional learning tools and social networks are numbered. The winning cross-platform apps and cloud-based systems will transcend easy categorization and integrate all the social sharing widgets we’ve come to expect, from Facebook and Twitter to real-time conversation and chat layers.

Students are already sharing all kinds of content with their friends. The problem is that neither Facebook nor Blackboard go far enough to provide the right contextually-aware, fun sharing environment. ”

See the full article here: