An interesting online learning community: LearnHub

Saturday, September 27, 2008
I just recently discovered LearnHub, a really nice idea (and implementation) of an online learning (and teaching) community. Taken from LearnHub's about page:


LearnHub in 30 Words:

LearnHub: for people who love learning and sharing knowledge with others. It is a set of tools that make learning online fun and engaging, and teaching online easy and effective.


The site is growing day by day (and I've been a member for only one week) and you can find learning communities for every taste (including of course Ruby, Rails, Merb, CS and company) some with plenty resources and others with less. Also the people behind LearnHub seem to be active members of the Ruby/Rails ecosystem (too bad their blog has been inactive for some time) and the site itself is built with rails which is one more reason to visit it if you are engaged somehow with ruby yourself :)

Now, two general, non-technical but quite interesting lessons I recently discovered there:
Go check the site and see yourself if you like it or not. If you like it why don't you write some lessons, tests or add trivia questions? Feel free to add me as a contact there if you want!

5 comments:

  • John Philip Green

    Nice to have you on LearnHub Nikos! What do you think we could do better, implementation-wise?

  • Nikos Dimitrakopoulos

    First of all congrats for the really nice implementation of an excellent idea. I don't think I have in mind any suggestions since I'm still finding my way around the site.

    If I struggle to think one or two it will be a way to integrate content published in LearnHub in personal blogs or something. For example I could republish the lessons I have written there in my blog or in a simplest form, just pull some rss feeds from LearnHub and post them as a widget in my blog/site/etc.
    Hmm... I think this is called API :D

    Another would be a more personalized front page or an additional "home" page with customized content and news from a user's communities, contacts etc.

    These are just some random thoughts and not something really "missing" even though the API would be really great (and it would also help to promote LearnHub - as a brand but also as a useful service).

    P.S.: Wow, you found the post really fast :)

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