Salesforce Foundation recognized David Sutherland, lecturer at the Terry College, for encouraging students in his Professional MBA classes to use Salesforce Chatter to collaborate and share ideas about their  projects. 

Using the  social media application Chatter, students were able to browse other team's Chatter groups to work together to build a more robust solution by building upon each other's ideas. Chatter reduced the dependence on email and became an important component for grading classroom participation.

"As universities go more into online education, it needs to be more social," Sutherland said. "They need to form communities. Education is social. When you recognize this, the learning outcomes are higher."

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