Styrofoam sheets, chart paper, cutouts, glue, and lots of patience. That was a learning board when we were growing up. Learnist is a learning board for the digital age. The web application itself describes a “learn board” as a “set of learnings organized as a series of steps for people to learn.” You can also look at a learning board as a container for any content that helps you understand things you are interested in. On the web, there’s a glut of content that can add to your education.
Learnist is a Pinterest styled curation tool for educational content. Creative uses of Pinterestare always written about. Using Pinterest image boards as teaching aids is one of them. Learnist is an attempt to grab that niche and make it more focused with a dedicated social group behind it interested in learning and teaching. But does it make sense to have another social network? Is it just another find-and-horde tool that adds to our information overload?