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CUNY Social Network Mixes Scholarship With Facebook-Style Friendship

“CUNY Social Network Mixes Scholarship With Facebook-Style Friendship” September 29, 2010 –Travis Kaya CUNY Academic Commons was featured in “Wired Campus” column of the Chronicle for Higher Education. Rather than setting the Academic Commons in stone, the committee [on Academic Technology] decided that it would leave the platform design—and the source code—open for user input, […]

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Commons Version 1.0 Has Arrived!

The CUNY Academic Commons has been upgraded to our first named version, CUNY Academic Commons, Version 1.0! Here are some highlights: The Commons Wiki has been bumped up to MediaWiki version 1.15.4 – a substantial jump from 1.13.4.  The upgrade lets us install new extensions (extensions in MediaWiki are like plugins in WordPress — they […]

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Never Mind the Edupunks; or, The Great Web 2.0 Swindle

“Never Mind the Edupunks; or, The Great Web 2.0 Swindle” July/August, 2010 – Brian Lamb andJim Groom In their article in Educause, the authors discuss the future of educational technology and note the accomplishments of the CUNY Academic Commons. …we offer a shout-out to the jaw-dropping CUNY Academic Commons … which seamlessly integrates the open-source […]

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WordPress a Better LMS

“WordPress a Better LMS” March 18, 2010 – David Parry CUNY Academic Commons was one of three examples listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Prof Hacker” column about how to use WordPress as a LMS tool. This is a really advanced WordPress set-up … an example of what could be done University wide if […]

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