Our freshmen English classes have just begun to use a Ning in their I-Search project. Has your school done this? Happily the library instigated it when the department chair came to me to ask how we (library) might creatively contribute to the project.
We've rolled out 3 Nings for the three freshman teachers late last week ( Ning.com was great at removing ads after getting a request from me) -- a few bumps but so far working. Will keep you posted.