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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Debut of the Education Exchange Corps Online Placement System

It sounds cool, videos make it look great, but the EEC Online Placement System really consists of a bunch of free online applications cobbled together in an expansive network.

That's right. I just debuted a real-time, online scheduling system that costs $0 to maintain (of course, if you don't include the time it takes out of the designer's and maintainer's life!).

I'm a big believer in parceling out responsibility. Education is an issue too big for anyone to tackle alone, but a lot of folks are too busy to dedicate a ton of time every day to making the world a better place.
So why not help them dedicate just a little bit of time to making the world a better place?

Unlike a lot of other civic engagement organizations, the EEC prides itself on the flexibility of its scheduling.
You can only come in on Mondays from 1:00pm-3:00pm? COOL!
You can only get a babysitter every other Friday? FINE BY ME!
You can get off work all day Thursdays? COME HELP OUT SOME KIDS!

The online system takes this process to a new level. Now these folks can go online and CHOOSE the slots they want.
Don't get me wrong. The #1 priority here is helping the kids we work with. There are rules for choosing placements that prioritizes a regular commitment and continuity by those folks looking to share their time.

But more on that later. Let's keep you readers entertained by taking away the reading. Time to crank out some home movies!

Check out how the placement system works from an EEC Member/Volunteer's perspective here:

Still a few kinks to work out, but you can check out the whole system at our website at

More to come!

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