Central Washington University and GoingOn Partner on Academic Technology Trends Webinar Series Event by straightlinepr


Free Session on Sept. 26 Will Explore How an Academic Social Network Can Be Used to Simplify Communication and Drive Engagement and Informal Learning

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Lindsey (Mikal) Read
Communications Strategy Group

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

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

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

“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

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


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