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A Beginner’s Guide to Communities for Higher Ed: Community Engagement

By Rebecca Joffrey August 25, 2015

Co-Author: Shane Sugino, Director of Higher Education and Non-Profits, Bluewolf

The deployment of Communities gives you a chance to pro-actively shape and direct the student experience. Yesterday I provided a diagram to help you articulate the difference between a portal and a community. Today—for those wondering, ‘what can I actually do with this technology?’—the Slideshare below provides 10 examples of community engagement.

Lesson 2. 10 Examples of Community Engagement in Higher Ed

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Rebecca Joffrey
About the author
Rebecca Joffrey is Director of Interactive Services at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University and is responsible for re-defining the way that students engage with alumni, faculty, staff, and peers in both physical and online spaces. Prior to this role, she was Director of the Career Development Office at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where she led one of the first university implementations of Chatter for students. You can follow Rebecca on Twitter, “Living in the Feed” @RebeccaJoffrey.

Watch how Western Governors University uses Community Cloud to build and foster community with students.

This post is the second in a three part series on Communities for Higher Ed. In the other two parts of the series, learn the difference between a portal and a community and explore the future of service in higher ed.