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Wichita State connects students with real-world experiences

By Laura Devaney
June 12th, 2015

WSU’s Applied Technology Acceleration Institute will deepen collaboration between students and industry partners with new Jive-n community.

students-collaborationWichita State University (WSU) has selected Jive Software to help facilitate its applied learning initiatives.

WSU is implementing the Jive-n internal community solution to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, initially within its Applied Technology Acceleration Institute (ATAI), and eventually amongst the university’s 15,000 students, faculty and staff.

Since October 2014, the ATAI has rapidly built a portfolio of strategic partnerships with industry partners around the country, including, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Palerra and Spirit Aerosystems. The institute connects WSU’s students with these businesses to enable applied and experiential learning opportunities, such as hands-on software development, quality assurance testing, product marketing projects, solution validation and much more.

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