New Look Ning – Ads Removed for Education Use

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Steve Hargadon writes about the new look Ning! – and how current education users can request to have advertising removed. As a member of the FlatClassroom Project, Classroom 2.0, The Global Education Collaborative, Library 2.0, NextGen Teachers, School 2.0, Stop Cyberbullying, Edublogger World, and lots more. I’m not active really, just drop by sometimes – unless the group is project-based such as The Horizon Project and the Flat Classroom Project.

I especially like the way we can use Ning! to introduce groups of new teachers to the world of robust social networking – sharing information, ideas, videos, movies etc, as well as having a personal space to run a bit of a blog (for those who haven’t got time to ‘go it alone’), a way to discuss and ask questions through the forum….and more!

A great step toward Ning becoming an easy to use, FREE solution for your social networking needs. My students set up a Ning for LIS768. This means we could request removal of the ads as well as possibly creating a larger Ning for the library school that’s ad free. I wonder if libraries can make the same request for staff Nings and fledgling patron Nings? If anyone has information or an experience, please let me know!