Classroom Salon is a social networking application for documents. For example, using Classroom Salon, students are able to form online learning communities in which they can analyze assigned readings and view their classmates' responses to the readings. Students can also post their own essays and receive feedback from classmates and instructors.
In the Press
- Carnegie Mellon's Classroom Salon Encourages Collaborative Critique:
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- In the news: Classroom Salon:
Kaufer, David, Ananda Gunawardena, Aaron Tan, and Alexander Cheek. "Bringing Social Media to the Writing Classroom: Classroom Salon." Journal of Business and Technical Communication 25 (2011). Read the article online [.pdf].
Classroom Salon is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration among English Department professor David Kaufer, computer science professor Ananda Gunawardena, and School of Design professor Alexander Cheek.