Project 252

Elgg

Contributed by Enda (@donenda)
EdTech Tool Name:Elgg
Bref Description:Elgg is an open-source social networking platform
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Web (access through web browser)
  • Linux Software
  • Other: Requires a LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) server
Website/Weblinks:
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:Social networking, social learning, collaborative learning
EdTech Tool Uses:Elgg is a powerful open-source social networking engine which allows you to create and configure your own social network. It is highly configurable and enables the admin-level user to activate and deactivate features as required, manage users and user registration options, profiles, etc. Elgg facilitates a number of built-in social learning components such as blogs, file sharing, social bookmarking, personalised profile pages and a Twitter-like micro-blogging facility called The Wire. There are over 2000 additional plugins that can be installed to extend the functionality of Elgg.
Education Level(s):
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free
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