Interesting approach towards collaborative learning:
NBC News' educational arm NBC Learn has launched iCue: part social network, part news source for students age 13 and up, built upon NBC's vast video news archive.
iCue's learning environment is based on a concept called CueCards, which are video clips and related news stories fashioned into virtual trading cards. The content of these will focus on US history, government, and politics, as well as English language study and composition. CueCards can be collected, annotated, traded, indexed, and even integrated into games.
The collaborative learning platform was developed based on research from MIT's Education Arcade group, which continues to monitor iCue's usage in an ongoing study that users can opt into. MIT Comparative Media Studies will watch how the site is used to learn how to build a better learning environment for modern classrooms.