SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts Exchange, the leading network of over 5 million technology professionals, today announces that its widely-used question and answer forum is now available free to users. This fundamental change to its model coincides with the company's 20th anniversary.
Also in recognition of this milestone, Experts Exchange will launch a new product, Courses, and will introduce changes to its gamification structure. Courses will allow members to learn new skills from experts in the community as well as from select third party providers. The new gamification aspects will reward users for gaining trust within the community by giving them greater recognition and system permissions.
"The core of our business has always been helping people solve their problems and encourage learning," says Gene Richardson, COO of Experts Exchange. "By removing our paywall, expanding our offering and retooling our mission, we're able to continue to build Experts Exchange into a place where people can learn and influence the future of technology. Experts Exchange has built a community of professionals interested in solving some of today's biggest technology issues, giving people the power and knowledge to continue to advance in their respective careers."
This new model gives users free access to questions and solutions for tech problems, and enables them to post questions to the Expert community. Courses will be a new addition to the Experts Exchange suite offering, enabling users the chance to further their knowledge and allow members to sell their own courses.
More specifically, Experts Exchange members will be able to:
- View a database of over 20 years of verified solutions to problems submitted by members of the community
- Ask questions to the Expert community, to receive a tailored solution to their problem
- Create and sell their own technology courses based on their areas of expertise, receiving 100 percent of their asking price.
- Take courses at a reduced rate in various technology topics, from beginner to advanced from third party partners including ITPro.TV., Stormwind, and Nterone, which also will offer various IT certification training at a discounted rate thanks to a partnership with Experts Exchange.
For 20 years Experts Exchange has been the leading community for technology professionals, as well as a place to connect and learn. As the original forum for crowdsourcing technology solutions, Experts Exchange is committed to continued member growth, spurred by new learning, job opportunities and project collaboration.
About Experts Exchange
Experts Exchange is a comprehensive network for technology professionals. The company connects experts with technology users at all levels to offer advice tailored to each customer. Focusing on maintaining a supportive online community, Experts Exchanges ensures a high-quality, reliable experience by vetting performance and rewarding positive feedback. Experts Exchange prides itself on over twenty years in the field, a testament to its credibility and its reliable user base.
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