A social network for e-learners

Looking for: Designer, Developer
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a great source of knowledge, but not yet a replacement for a full formal education. However if MOOC takers could apply the knowledge they gain through courses to their own side projects and at the same time get peer support and contributions, their educational experience would be far more practical. The good news is that there are already people out there pursuing their own projects alongside online courses. The bad news is that they don't have a peer group to support and help them. Smoocer intends to change that by creating an online platform that allows e-learners to help each other on these side projects and advise each other using the knowledge they gain from online courses. Smoocer takes a gamified approach by rewarding users for their work on projects, contributions and interactions with other users.

Additional Info

  • Website: http://smoocer.com
  • Time commitment: part time (10h/week)
  • Idea stage: prototype development