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The Social Campus

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by Lauren Hart Piper , Vice President, Product Management and Marketing,

Lets face it – social media like Facebook and Twitter  has quickly changed the rules of how we relate and how we play.   But most importantly social technology is transforming how we work and how we learn. Organizations who have launched online communities using social collaboration software are realizing benefits and advantages provided by these communities that higher education must embrace.

Enjoying The Benefits Of A Social Campus

Today colleges and universities need to unify communications within and around campus that are taking place on disparate systems such as Facebook, email, and listservs.  Having a common communication platform that uses modern technological tools such as smart phones and ipads delivers a high quality educational experience for students as it improves the knowledge and productivity of staff.

Social collaboration software such as HiveSocial, brings all constituents of an institution together in a manner that encourages collaboration, increases access and sharing of issues and information that relate specifically to all campus constituents.  In addition, social collaboration software can easily integrate departmental goals by wisely sharing knowledge that can be accessed by any type of device.

When an institution focuses on social-collaboration, the campus becomes synchronized and organized in a manner that is highly attractive to students.  By bringing academia into a single campus communication platform, everyone can remain updated, stay on top of campus projects, commitments and developments. Staff productivity is boosted as a single communication platform can be leveraged for co-workers to keep one another on track in terms of responsibilities and tasks. For students, synchronizing campus communication in the form of social collaboration keeps students engaged which will result in improved student outcomes.

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