Arizona State University Selects GoingOn to Help Transform Student Engagement & Enrich Online Academic Life


Lindsey Mikal
Communications Strategy Group

Arizona State University Selects GoingOn to Help Transform Student Engagement & Enrich Online Academic Life

GoingOn Provides Platform for ASU to Create Innovative Academic Social Network

San Francisco, CA (October 25, 2011) – GoingOn Networks, Inc. announced today that Arizona State University (ASU) has selected the GoingOn Academic Engagement Network to help foster new levels of engagement and collaboration across its campuses. The GoingOn platform provides ASU with an integrated solution for deploying an academic social network where students, faculty and administrators can more easily collaborate and share information outside the confines of their online courses. ASU plans to first implement GoingOn to online students in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and online master’s level students at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. The GoingOn platform is also being utilized to enhance participation and collaborations across several faculty and staff committees.

“Arizona State has been consistently recognized as the leader in delivering the most modern and complete online learning experience. It is truly an honor to be working with them,” said Jon Corshen, CEO of GoingOn Networks. “Today’s modern stream-based technologies make it faster and easier than ever to deliver intelligent information and provide rich online collaboration on a massive scale and a much smaller price. By implementing GoingOn, ASU is enabling students and faculty to interact outside the confines of their course and to share information and activities that are typically lost in a maze of portals and back-end systems. The result is a more engaged student body that experiences a more fulfilling and complete academic life. ”

By deploying the GoingOn Academic Engagement Network, ASU students who learn online will be able to better enjoy the full university experience, developing relationships with their peers not only through their coursework, but also in an interactive academic network. ASU selected GoingOn because it wanted a platform that creates a dynamic networking environment and cultivates community among its students, as well as faculty and staff. The GoingOn platform will allow online students to share information, resources and experiences in ways that are similar to what they would encounter in a campus environment.

Through GoingOn, ASU students and faculty can create and participate in dynamic online communities and can maintain their academic identity and network, while keeping it separate from their personal social networks. Additionally, the solution’s Virtual Commons features intelligent message streams that deliver content, connections and events that are tailored to their interests, activities and areas of study.

For more information about GoingOn or its Academic Engagement Network, visit

About GoingOn Networks, Inc.
GoingOn is an innovative academic social networking platform that enables students, faculty and administrators to more effectively connect, collaborate and learn. GoingOn offers the first fully integrated platform for higher education that enables institutions to build an internal academic network where students and faculty can more easily share resources, create online communities and curate their academic connections, while keeping them separate from their personal social networks. The GoingOn platform combines a powerful community-building environment with integrated academic networking features and a modern stream-based architecture that allows any type of information, activity or event to be easily published to communities, user groups or to a user’s personalized Virtual Commons. Delivered as an on-demand solution leveraging open source foundations and incorporating leading-edge social web technologies, the GoingOn platform can easily be integrated into existing LMS and SISs and deployed as a single community or an institution-wide network. For more information, please visit

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