GoingOn has developed an innovative academic social networking platform, enabling students, faculty, and administrators to more effectively connect, collaborate, and learn. We offer the first fully integrated solution for higher education that allows 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 it all 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 Personal Commons. Delivered as an on-demand solution leveraging open-source foundations and incorporating leading-edge social web technologies, the GoingOn platform is easily integrated with existing LMS and SISs, and deployed as a single community or an institution-wide network.
At GoingOn, our mission is to improve the quality of the academic experience that institutions of higher education deliver, by innovatively applying social networking and other internet-based technologies that structure and drive academic engagement. This approach provides a complement to the traditional modalities of book, course, and curriculum, and extends the learning experience beyond the physical campus. Our Academic Engagement Network forges a stronger student-institution bond, enabling all participants to connect, collaborate, and learn in new, more engaging ways.
To become ‘The’ enabling network technology platform that structures, drives, and deepens student and faculty engagement at institutions of higher education.
GoingOn launched its flagship product in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania in mid-2009.Today, we serve over 25 higher ed and related institutions, and continue to grow rapidly. From the very beginning of our existence, GoingOn has held that success for both our customers and our company centers on maintaining a clear focus of our efforts.
Our research and development strives to understand how institutions can best leverage social web technologies to enhance the overall “Academic Life Experience" - to help students cultivate their online academic identity and network, connecting them with the people and information that will help them successfully achieve their personal academic goals. At GoingOn, this is our quest, and we continue exploring new modalities toward these ends .
On the product side, GoingOn utilizes cutting-edge social technologies, with an emphasis on open-source tools such as Drupal (social content management platform), Kestrel (Twitter messaging engine) and Hadoop (Google distributed data system).
Most importantly, our product and technical development is based on feedback from our clients in the higher education arena. This focus on post-secondary education and specifically on developing solutions that enhance academic life, makes us uniquely positioned in the market place. We endeavor to provide an easy-to-deploy, yet cutting edge, on-demand solution that can evolve and grow with our customers.