Questler is a new online service that was launched into public beta a couple of months ago and which has an interesting social networking approach to learning online, finding answers to questions, and acquiring/sharing knowledge.
The idea of the website stems from the belief that everyone is a learner, seeking more knowledge on certain topics, and that learning best occurs when individuals interact with each other in free spaces, informally, to share knowledge and collaboratively create ideas.
So in other words, the goal is to try to tap into the collective knowledge of the crowd to acquire and share knowledge.
Questler users can put together a learning network by inviting and constructing a list of their contacts, as well as finding other individuals who share their same interests on the site.
Together they can use the service to start conversations about those topics and engage in knowledge sharing through posting their quests and discoveries on different subjects.
The interface is really simple and clear; well designed; well organized and straight to the point. I really like their simple logo and visual identity too.
It’s in English only for the time being; and I’m not sure if they’ll be adding Arabic soon.
I personally think it’s a really interesting approach and service, worth checking out and using. If you do join, you can add me as a contact, here’s my profile page.
Finally, my best wishes of success, growth and prosperity to the Questler team. It’s great to have such good projects coming out of the Arab world; from Jordan in this case.