ConnectYard, a NJ company founded in 2007, announced the general availability of the Company’s Web 2.0 social learning service. From the press release:
The ConnectYard solution leverages social networking to support “better teaching and learning” by helping students expand student-to-student and student-to-faculty connections for collaborating beyond the classroom — which has been shown to be a key component of student persistence.
As described on the company website:
The ConnectYard platform connects students with the academic resources they need to succeed in school. ConnectYard helps students excel in their classes by facilitating the formation of study groups that enhance peer learning and reinforce student-to-student and student-to-faculty connections; recommending potential study partners, tutors and mentors based on ConnectYard’s unique matching engine; and promoting relevant study materials, academic support services, career services, campus events and more.