Hi Moodlers. I'm wondering if anyone has any thoughts on Moodle and SNS (specifically Yammer!). Our university has used Moodle for a few years now mostly as a tool to buffer our face-to-face learning. Recently the university has decided to focus more strongly on our online-only learning. Because an important part of our pedagogy is the aspect of community, we've started looking at ways to integrate a social networking with our Moodle system. We stumbled upon a tool called Yammer that we like because it's outside of the Facebook network, has a nice familiar Facebook-like interface, seems to be well adopted (at least in the business community), and it has a flexible API so we could integrate feeds and potentially tie the login process together with Moodle to create a single-sign on.
So I'm wondering if anyone out here has any experience using Yammer in an online learning context. Has anyone actually managed an environment with both Moodle and Yammer? Or has anyone used some other SNS tool and was the experience positive?