- New course tools: They recently redesigned Lore's course management tools—discussion, calendar, library, and gradebook—for the fall. They've continued to refine the product to help turn your class into a community.
- Academic profile: You and your students all have profiles showing your background, aspirations, and courses. You can follow them and they can follow you. We've added a few other things too.
- Academic groups: You and your students can now create academic groups, which have most of the same functionality as a course. You can create one with your department or colleagues at other schools.
And here is a link to an article posted in the Economist about the story of Lore.com. Check it out at http://www.economist.com/node/21560917
I find it interesting that their business model to patterned after Facebook's, achieve critical mass the money will follow. Or will they just go until their $6Million runs out.