We have had the dubious priviledge of having had to have some ad-hoc ICT lessons over the last few weeks. I run the National home education network “the Home Education UK Network” Support, encouragement and virtual community for home educatorsamongst others on the Ning platform, which recently announced it was cutting its free service. So we have been searching for alternatives, learning their formats as we went – Spruz, Groupsite, Grou.ps, Grouply, (free)Webs and more. We have even tried Joomla and JomSocial, but that’s stumped us so far. There’s nothing like learning by doing! Phew!