PESC Joins Education Social Software Community edu1world.org

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Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) announces the availability of an online community for its members on edu1world.org. PESC’s edu1world community will support several volunteer workgroups working to build standards and increase interoperability in higher education, enhancing their ability to collaborate, communicate, and work efficiently far beyond their current capabilities. PESC will also use edu1world to share and disseminate information and to create open discussion threads, surveys and other channels of communication for the higher education technology community at large.

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tremendous service to higher education, enabling organizations to apply cutting edge information, solutions, and best practices to their work while building for the future.

Members of PESC, the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council, will soon be collaborating and communicating on a whole new level with world class enterprise social software as a service available through edu1world.org. By using edu1world to create private communities for their volunteer workgroups, PESC will elevate both the efficiency and effectiveness of each group and gain access to oversight and collaboration among all workgroups. In addition, they will be able to easily share information and documents with the entire higher education technology community, creating a much-needed central location for technology professionals to access information, engage in threaded discussions and contribute ideas.

Michael Sessa, President and CEO of PESC, views this new PESC and edu1world venture as a “tremendous service to higher education, enabling organizations to apply cutting edge information, solutions, and best practices to their work while building for the future.”

PESC is a neutral umbrella agency which brings together scores of volunteers from: colleges and universities; college and university systems; professional and commercial organizations; data, software and service providers; non-profit organizations and associations; and state and federal government agencies. PESC and these entities collaborate to create electronic standards and tools that ensure student data documents, such as transcripts, admissions applications, enrollment verifications, and loan applications, are easily transferred from entity to entity. Through open and transparent community participation, PESC enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the higher education lifecycle. In this electronic age, their service is invaluable to higher education institutions, their faculty, staff, and students.

Lauren Hart Piper, Vice President-Product Management of edu1world, commented, “We are thrilled to partner with PESC and will support their mission through hosting communities with the best web 2.0 features available, including content management, threaded discussions, emailable posts, user controlled digests, wiki’s, and document storage and retrieval. We foresee this partnership adding velocity to PESC’s drive for interoperability and to their quest to help organize and govern the community toward cost-effective and efficient solutions for the future.”

For additional information on the edu1world PESC Community, please visit http://www.edu1world.org/PESC/. Registration on edu1world and participation in the PESC community is free, as are all public communities on edu1world for full time higher education institution employees.

Please visit edu1world.org for more information on how to register for membership at no charge. Technology vendors and consultants are also welcomed and encouraged to participate in many of the communities on the edu1world website for a nominal monthly fee.

About edu1world

Edu1world, LLC serves higher education technology practitioners & providers, administrative professionals, vendors, associations, and faculty who are interested in and work with technology. The edu1world.org site is made up of virtual communities of practice where members from around the world connect, collaborate, communicate, and access the information they need to succeed. The edu1world mission is to deliver a state of the art web 2.0 SaaS application that builds transparency between technology vendors and educational institutions and unites the vendor community with the education industry for the benefit of all.

Edu1world is a project of The Tambellini Group, a consultancy providing trusted market insights through innovative tools, high-quality research and industry expertise that minimizes the risks associated with technology purchase decisions, improves vendor-customer relationships, and enables breakthrough results for decision makers who work in or serve the education, government and not-for-profit markets. The Tambellini Group, founded and led by Vicki Tambellini, is headquartered in Irvington, Virginia.

About PESC

Established in 1997 & located in Washington, D.C., the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based, umbrella association of colleges & universities; college and university systems; professional & commercial organizations; data, software & service providers; non-profit organizations & associations; and state & federal government agencies.

Through open and transparent community participation, PESC enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the higher education life cycle.

Contact:

For edu1world:
Lauren Hart Piper
VP Product Management
+1.804.438.9393

For PESC:
Michael Sessa
President & CEO
+1.202.261.6516

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