Social Networking: ELVIN

ELVIN social learning
ELVIN social learning

Social Networking

ELVIN (European Languages Virtual Network) is a European Union (EU) Lifelong Learning Programme Project aimed at creating an informal social network to support and facilitate language learning.

The Elvin project aims to research and develop the connection between social networks and language learning in an informal educational context. At the core of the Elvin project, there is a web 2.0 social networking platform called My Elvin that connects employees/students for language practice based on their own professional/academic needs and abilities, using all relevant technologies.

Our role within the project involves developing a social networking platform based on open-source software. I am involved in the research, design and implementation of this platform. I am also researching Social Networking in general and it's ability to support informal social learning.

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