This is terrific – a BBC Click article discussing how IBM is help local education institutions to evaluate the use of social platforms and analytics to assist students to learn:
IT company IBM and Brockenhurst College in the UK have created a private social network to help give staff a better understanding of their students and tailor lessons to them.
Students can use the system to find out more information about their course, watch videos and chat with others at a sister college in China.
The network can also monitor social media – with consent – to see if students might be underperforming or struggling.
The solution features IBM Connections.