Kolowich, S. (2010) Mixing work and play on Facebook Inside Higher Education, October 6
Article about Mixable, an LMS developed at Purdue University that:
invites students in virtual rooms with classmates in each of their courses. Once there, it lets them post and start comment threads about links, files, and other materials that might be relevant to the course — or not. The point is, there is no administrative authority determining what should (or must) be posted or discussed, and students are free to abstain from participating — just like on Facebook. Professors can join in, but they don’t run the show.
It’s not likely to replace a ‘teaching’ LMS but to run alongside it as an optional, semi-private study group.