I enrolled in GradShare today (shawncalhoun). The service is hosted by ProQuest and is intended to be an online community of scholars (grad students) looking for help in their studies. From the site, thats about as specific as it gets. My take is the service is a peer-mentorship model of community. A few of the discussion areas include
- Thesis topic selection
- Committee selection
- Advisor relationships
So far, there have been a few posts in my area (Curriculum and Instruction), but not much that I can use to gauge the utilitiy of the site… yet. So, stay tuned and I hope to have more after a few weeks onboard.