So at my university (Aberystwyth) we all seem to have Q&A groups on Facebook for all the various courses and disciplines. Alongside societies, websites and all the rest.
I think it would be fantastic if universities could own their own set of Stack Exchange sites, setting up a separate exchange for each discipline. If this is done correctly it provides an education in Stack Exchange etiquette and removes (hopefully!) the vast majority of homework questions that seem to flood at the very least, Stack Overflow.
The best part about this is that it gives courses a great way to communicate their help on what I find the best platform ever for any kind of help. Of course it would require the universities (or at least institutes) to get behind this, as well as the lecturers and hopefully the alumni too.
What do you guys think of the idea? An overall yae or nae on the core of it?
I'm not flat out suggesting this is something that should be done, I'm wondering if it's: a) Something that should be done b) Something that would work well for both the universities & the Stack Exchange communities
What are your opinions?