by Chika Uwazie
Students Circle Network, a Kyrenia-area start-up (Girne American University Roots) founded in 2010 – is an educational social network for college and high school students with interests in providing free course resources/materials, live faculty/teacher/lecturer help to students, scholarship offers, study groups and many more students services across the globe for FREE.
There is an increased use of colloboration networks in education, all over the world, and the primary goal of the students circle network is to allow students improve on their academica by creating a community of academic oriented students to share ideas, have project discussions and network. The social network is growing rapidly and so far has netted over 2 million hits since its inception! They recently have begun to venture in Nigeria and hope to be an educational tool that will connect Nigerians to global education.
Students Circle Network (SCN) allows students to interact and communicate over educational resources, making education and learning more social and human by giving:
- Over 10,000 FREE course resources – http://studentscircle.net/live/academic-resources
- Social Connections (chat, inbox, images, video, audio, status) – http://studentscircle.net/live/
- Study Groups – students can schedule online study times together and study from all over the world in real-time voice and video conferencing. –http://studentscircle.net/live/groups
- University Placements and Scholarship Offers.
Gossy Ukanwoke is the visionary behind Students Circle. A true believer of personal growth, he started the network as a project for students in June 2010 to allow students connect and network in a common space as well as learn. Prior to Students Circle, he founded MyHeadlineNews an intelligent news aggregating and delivery portal for mobile and web. He brings his immense experience and passion for Technology Development, Strategy and Business Development to drive the Students Circle. He currently is a student of Management Information Systems at Girne American University and Information Technology at National American University.