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edu1world Launches Unique Vendor-Free Higher Ed Community


edu1world, the largest online community for higher education professionals, launches exclusive online community that bans vendors from membership recently launched an online community that is exclusive to higher education professionals.  Unlike other online communities or professional networking sites, this community on edu1world is only available to approved members who are employees of higher education institutions.  Membership is prohibited to individuals who are employed by a vendor.

“Major Internet-based companies like Google and Facebook are responding to member demands for less intrusion by vendors,” said Lauren Hart Piper, Enterprise Hive Vice President Marketing and Product Management. “edu1world. org welcomes all higher ed professionals who are looking for a private place to share, connect and collaborate without vendor intrusion. edu1world will manage and moderate the site to ensure member conversations and discussions are kept private in order to maintain a vendor-free zone.”

The purpose of edu1world Together is to create an online community that builds and strengthens relationships among higher education professionals to help them in their jobs and careers.  Edu1world Together is the ideal place for higher education professionals to freely:

  • Ask questions
  • Share experiences
  • Contribute best practices
  • Voice opinions
  • Support one another

Edu1world already has over 30,000 members who have a wide breadth of higher education knowledge and experience and who are eager to connect with one another.  The pilot of the vendor-free community has already generated conversations and is helping members find answers.  Examples of the types of collaboration and sharing that can take place within the edu1world Together community include:
1.  Forums by discussing software solutions/challenges or vendors for sharing experiences that a member has had with a vendor and ask if others are experiencing the same.
2.  Asking questionsDiscussions about recent changes in higher ed policies and canvasing the community to see how they members are planning to deal with it the changes relative to within their software solutions or business processes.
3.  Contributing aSharing of best practices, including a new technological innovation developed at an institution that has had a positive impact.
4.  Requesting advice or direction on a project such as a software acquisition or implementation.

Contributing members will be the catalyst to strengthening the community of education professionals and advancing higher education.

Click here to access the edu1world Together community.


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