Sunday, October 07, 2007

Did you Shvoong your homework today?

Shvoong Homework is a new product for students. Shvoong Homework is designed to assist students of all ages manage and organize their homework. Instead of using messy and disorganized notebooks, students can use Shvoong Homework to type-up their schoolwork, keep it organized, and then share it with individuals or groups of classmates, the entire class, students from other schools entirely, or no one at all.
Students can now create a timetable for their personal classes and for scheduling exams. They can create an unlimited number of notebooks for class notes, homework, summaries, and exam preparations. The new product can definitely help out students world-wide, Shvoong supports 30 languages!

Shvoong the world-wide center for abstracts, summaries, reviews and short essays has also partnered up with Yedda the social knowledge search, to provide readers with a Q&A area. Now, on every article written and posted on Shvoong readers can ask related questions, get answers from the community and explore frequently asked questions.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Discuss anything on Youfig

At youfig small groups of 8 collaborators are assembled into groups and are given a dedicated workspace to discuss any topic. Starting a discussion is quick and easy. After creating the topic youfig will suggest other knowledgeable collaborators to help you out with figuring, planning or brainstorming your topic.
In addition to collaborating with the other group members through the discussion board youfig lets you create a document on the topic which can be exported to txt or html format.
Once a topic is closed collaborators are asked to rate each other's contribution to the topic and also to vote whether they agree with the team's collaborative output. The more you contribute to discussions the more points you can earn, points are shown on your profile and are used by others to evaluate your participation.
I found youfig to be a very comfortable environment to discuss anything with other people.