Friday, May 15, 2009

The End of the World

Small world networks
One door closes, another opens

In the week that SocialLearn had a soft launch, the Small Worlds project finally came to an end. This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention, as I've written about the outcomes of the Small Worlds experiment before.

So no more Small Worlds then?

Yes and no. Small Worlds as an entity is gone. But the plan is that some of the ideas and much of the technology will be incorporated into the new University of Leicester Postgraduate Research Skills Record System as it evolves.

Will SocialLearn succeed where Small Worlds Failed?

I don't know. Maybe I'll be able to answer that when we know what SocialLearn is.