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Illinois Association of School Administrators

Illinois Association of School Administrators Creates Professional Community for Superintendents using OpenText Social Workplace

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Secure social collaboration software connects people and content in community-based environment

Our goal is to increase the effectiveness of public education in Illinois through increasing student achievement in public schools. Whatever we can do to enhance that collaboratively and cooperatively, we should be doing. Social Workplace is a great tool and I look for great things to occur.

Dr. Richard Voltz, Associate Director, Illinois Association of School Administrators

Challenge

  • Listserv email not an effective way to capture knowledge base
  • Needed a better way to collaborate on ideas, opinions, experiences and content for future reference
  • No way to easily search historical content
  • Required a platform to increase communication within the association

Product(s)

Value

  • Users have one central repository for capturing, sharing, and preserving knowledge
  • Social media offers a more productive environment than email for effective communication
  • Communities facilitate collaboration, organization, aggregation, and iteration of information
  • Ease of use and adoption
  • Hosted solution is easy to deploy and minimal training is required

About Illinois Association of School Administrators

The Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) is the premier advocacy organization for school administrators in the state.  Since 1946, the IASA has offered Illinois school administrators the opportunity to join with colleagues throughout the state to improve the quality of public education in Illinois and to maintain the high standards of their profession. For more information, visit: http://www.iasaedu.org/