Central Washington University and GoingOn Partner on Academic Technology Trends Webinar Series Event
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Free Session on Sept. 26 Will Explore How an Academic Social Network Can Be Used to Simplify Communication and Drive Engagement and Informal Learning

Online PR News – 14-September-2012 – San Francisco, CA, September 13, 2012 – GoingOn Networks today announced that it has partnered with Central Washington University for the next session in its Academic Technology Trends Webinar Series. The 45-minute webinar is on Wednesday, September 26 at 2pm CT / 11am PT and will explore how an academic social network can be used to simplify communication and drive campus-wide engagement and informal learning. Registrations are currently being accepted online at http://www.goingon.com/september-webinar-event. GoingOn launched the series last month in an effort to facilitate best practice sharing among higher education institutions around technology trends. GoingOn partners with colleges and universities implementing industry leading solutions to showcase their experiences and offer actionable insights to help others interested in deploying innovative technologies.

During the session, Dr. Tracy Pellett, Associate Provost at Central Washington University, will discuss his directive and path to deploying an institution-wide Academic Social Network. By explaining the drivers and goals behind CWU's adoption of social tools, Dr. Pellett will provide insights into the emerging best practices for planning and implementing a network to connect faculty, students and administration. Dr. Pellett will also elaborate on how Central Washington’s “Wildcat Network” supports CWU's mission to significantly impact student learning, engagement and success. Jon Corshen, CEO of GoingOn Networks, will moderate the webinar.

“Social platforms like Facebook and Twitter have changed the way the world connects and this trend has influenced the ways in which social technologies are becoming a part of the modern academic life experience,” said Corshen. “Central Washington University offers an excellent case study on how these modern modalities can streamline communication and create a collaborative environment that helps increase engagement around academic, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.”

The webinar will explore the benefits and challenges of bringing social technologies to colleges and universities and as a result of attending, participants will

* Learn about the emerging role of the Academic Social Network and hear how this new solution drives engagement and creates a modern connected campus

* Understand why an Academic Social Network succeeds where Portals and Listservs have failed

* Learn how to apply the success of Facebook and Twitter to support conversation and information sharing

* Understand how to get buy-in for deploying an Academic Social Network on your campus

Professionals from the office of CIO, academic affairs and continuing education, provosts, chancellors, deans of faculty and others interested in attending should register today.

Additionally, registrations are still being accepted for another session in GoingOn’s Academic Technology Trends Webinar Series. On September 18 at 2pm ET, GoingOn Networks and Dr. Colin Marlaire, Director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Training at National University, will discuss varying models of deploying an institution-wide Faculty Commons by examining the approaches of CUNY Faculty Commons, National University’s Faculty Network and consumer offerings such as Academia.Edu. For more information and to register, visit http://www.goingon.com/newsandevents/events.

About GoingOn Networks, Inc.
GoingOn provides colleges and universities and educational organizations with an innovative, On-Demand communications and collaboration environment where students, faculty and administrators can more effectively connect, converse and engage across all aspects of their academic life experience.  As the reliance on social and mobile technologies continues to accelerate, institutions are being challenged to create a more modern connected campus where students and faculty can more easily communicate, share resources and connect with each other, from anywhere and at any time.

The GO Platform allows institutions to build a privately branded academic social network where users can more easily access school-wide information and resources and come together to interact, share ideas and expand their knowledge base.  The GoingOn solution can be easily and quickly deployed without requiring development or technical resources and will grow organically across the campus.  The platform combines an intuitive Personal Virtual Commons with Facebook-like activity streams, self-service tools for building collaborative spaces and integrated academic networking features.  For more information or to learn more about GoingOn, visit www.GoingOn.com.

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