The Exploring Open Learning Community has been set up to evaluate Elgg as a possible community and collaborative platform for open learners and scholars to share ideas and information about open education practices and resources. In due course the plan is to develop and offer a free platform that supports groups of open learners regardless of their institutional affiliation or registration, if any, to study and work together on issues and topics that interest them. In addition mainstream free hosted web 2.0 applications will be evaluated and recommended.
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Elgg is one of a number of potential hub platforms being evaluated, including WordPress Multiuser and BuddyPress and Moodle. In addition a number of free hosted services and tools, such as Google Docs, Wave and Sites, Delicious and communication tools such as Twitter, CoverItLive, Skype etc. will be employed as appropriate.