As educators and students head back to school, we wanted to highlight a few ways Ning is used in the classroom as an e-learning tool. The goal with any community is to foster and drive conversation and learning, in meaningful and engaging ways, bridging the online conversations with the real world ones happening in the classroom.
Sharing content like photos, videos, blog posts, reviews and physical location has become mainstream for the vast majority of people on the web—it’s now instinctual. And while it’s easy to post, at times this content can lack relevancy or context, and only scratches the surface, not really diving into the nitty-gritty details.
16 000 km away from Saturday’s finale of the Tour de France, Adelaide Cyclists were celebrating a win for their country’s very own Cadel Evans. “With the Tour de France,” Adelaide Cyclists Ning Creator Angus Kingston highlights, “a member found a cinema to watch a big stage and got 50 members of Adelaide Cyclists there to watch [the race].” The Ning Network, a 1,600-strong cyclist community, serves as an ultra-local hub for riders Down Under in the country’s fifth largest city.
If you’ve ever watched Project Runway, The Devil Wears Prada, or have been to a Barneys sample sale, you know that for many people around the world, fashion is king. Couple this passion with the dream of getting your 15 minutes of fame, and you’ve got yourself a competition that’s sure to cause a flurry of activity and drive engagement on your Ning Network.
Today, we’re excited to unveil the Aviary Ning Extension, a tool that can increase member engagement and inject fun and utility into Ning social websites using photos feature.
The Big Picture
Photo sharing continues to be one of the most popular features on Ning, second only to the inbox/forum. By working closely with Aviary (www.aviary.com), a leading provider of creative web and mobile tools, we make photo sharing even more powerful and fun for your community through the Ning API.