I founded StudyBlog in the hope that my system of note taking would benefit other users, I was tired of wasting hours trying to find my notes before exams, lending my notes to friends and never getting it back. I was tired of using MS Word to store my notes only to find that the file became corrupt or my computer went crazy hours before the exam.
I created a blog for myself to store my notes where I could access it anywhere, all notes where stored based on the time of the lesson and I could search in the blog for any information I wanted, I could also send documents, PDFs to be stored together with my notes it really helped me get organized.
The blog was private and only I could access it but as other students became aware of my blog as they saw me seeing it in every class, they asked me to share it, so I put it public and in just a week I got over 1000 views, I was amazed on how many people were using the blog, so I decided to make it public, that’s when studyblog.co.uk was born.
Studyblog is still in its infancy with only a few registered users, we decided to launch the service after the academic year is over so that we can fix any systems issues that might arise in the BETA release of the site during summer 2011, we expect that the demand for this website will gradually increase as of word of mouth, together for the demand of the content on the actual website from search engine its.
StudyBlog was is divided into two systems:
Social network systems:
Allowing students to share, interact, create discussion groups, forum, Virtual Classrooms, Private Internal Messaging with one another. We are also developing Teacher profiles so that teachers can submit their own work, lecture slides and any other information directly to the website and create a virtual classroom where students can interact remotely.
This system is completely independent from the Social side as I wanted to avoid any distractions from other members.