Assistive Technology on Ning
By Samuel Sennott
Do You Know Chat Forums, Myspace, Facebook, Listservs, Email, Technorati, and Digg? How about Ning? assistivetech.ning.com
A new assistive technology based social network has recently been created by Brian Wojcik, an AT specialist and leader in using Web 2.0 in education, and Karen Janowski, an AT specialist and professor at the Simmons College Graduate Program in Assistive Technology. Ning is a create your own social networking site. My initial impressions of using the site are terrific! What an amazing tool for discussion and sharing resources. Check it out! See what you think. It seems as if it has a more personal feel to it. The user interface is relatively easy to use and a major advantage is it provides users with many ways to share and contribute. You can comment on members pages, discuss issues in threaded forum topics, post pictures, videos, and podcasts, create interest groups, add friends to your profile, and more. Go to the url: assistivetech.ning.com to check it out and become a member.
The dynamic aspects of the site are definitely a strength. One goal I am setting for personally using the site is to contemplate a collaborative project for members to synergize and accomplish something meaningful.