We want to build a community that connects different levels of stakeholders in higher ed space, and help both students and schools to succeed
East Lansing, MI (PRWEB) May 6, 2009
HigherEdSpace.com, a web 2.0 site, has been developed and launched in response to the needs of academic and professional networking in higher education space.
HigherEdSpace.com is an academic and career networking portal. Students turn their online experiences into building an academic and career network with school administrators, professors and employers. Colleges, graduate schools and course instructors benefit from this unique user base for recruiting prospective students. While many general social networking sites focus on making personal friends and entertainment, HigherEdSpace.com distinguishes itself by filling an unmet need for academic and career networking within the higher education sphere.
At HigherEdSpace.com, prospective students can research colleges, graduate programs and scholarship information, and connect with school administrators. Current students can evaluate course information and connect with course instructors.
Graduating students can search job information and connect with prospective employers whether they are looking for work in universities or outside of academia. The site maintains a candidate referral system. Connected members, called "Connections" on the site, can write recommendations for each other.
"We want to build a community that connects different levels of stakeholders in higher ed space, and help both students and schools to succeed," said Dr. Dan Ouyang, a university scholar turned entrepreneur, the founder and CEO of HigherEdSpace.com.
HigherEdSpace.com is a sharing and collaborative website with valuable, utile features such as forums, groups and wiki. Users can create profiles, share information and make contacts with other HigherEdSpace members to build their academic and professional networks in the areas of their interests. Members can find and network with others in the same location, school or with those working within the same academic discipline. With a wiki-style tool, student groups can collaborate with others on their team projects.
Members of HigherEdSpace.com play an active role in building this online community. They can post higher ed related news or write comments on the news. They can also post events and write reviews or rate schools, courses and other contents. Members can blog on their experiences with topics such as college admission process, job interviews, teaching, academic funding or simply express their views on what is happening on campus. They can interact and engage with each other and gain valuable insight and inspiration from the site community. There is no cost to join and become a member of HigherEdSpace.com.
To protect users' privacy, HigherEdSpace.com provides users full control over their personal information. Users can choose how much and what portion of their profiles that may be viewed by others. The site also allows users to adopt a screen name to be used on certain sections such as forum postings and comments.
HigherEdSpace.com is the result of two-year intensive research and development. It delivers a revolutionary and highly productive approach to higher education and prepares students, educators and schools for the future of higher education in an open, connected, and global community.
For additional information, visit HigherEdSpace.com.