Ray and I decided to create a model that reflected the news feed that the user of our community can tailored and set in his settings, allowing him to just have a newsfeed of the users that he selects from the particular rooms. An ESL high school student in our community will be mainly interacting with 4 groups: the students in his online class room, friends, experience ESL students that have experienced and share their knowledge with these students whom don't know much about the language or the customs. The last group they interact will be the ESL teachers, that will help them acquire the knowledge for them to compete with mainstream students.
First Design Direction
Second Design direction