Want to Host a HighEdWeb Regional? Here’s How

Want to Host a HighEdWeb Regional? Here’s How

Right about this time for the past few years, the HighEdWeb Association has announced its slate of regional conferences for the coming year. This year, we’re planning on doing something a little different. The Association will provide up to five grants to teams in different regions of the country who respond to our request for regional…

So, What Do You Do?

So, What Do You Do?

Montana State’s Jake Dolan originally published this post on their blog. He was nice enough to let us cross post here. – Ed. On the return flight from #heweb14, I had the opportunity to toy with a thought that had been nagging me throughout the conference. What do I do? When asked this question, I…

This Burrito Doesn’t  Have to End

This Burrito Doesn’t Have to End

As my alarm went off at 3:30 am and the prospect of heading to the Portland airport became more than an abstract concept, I experienced my own burrito sadness. The end of HighEdWeb14 had me a little misty. My batteries are recharged and I’m raring to get back to work and try some of the great…

  1. Avant-gaard: I'll have a little HighEdWeb kool aid with that burrito (in other words, I agree completely, Dave!)

  2. Avant-gaard: Was it a Churchill speech or something?

Making Love to the Admissions Staff: Enrollment Management 101 for Web Professionals

Making Love to the Admissions Staff: Enrollment Management 101 for Web Professionals

How many of us in higher education work in communications offices, marketing offices, of information technology offices and know pretty much nothing about how the students who we are here to support actually *get* here? In this session, Chris d’Orso and Nicole Lentine set out to demystify the role of enrollment management — because as…

Human at Work; Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and and Get Better at My Job

Human at Work; Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and and Get Better at My Job

We’re going to move fast, but don’t worry. Everything’s online at bit.ly/HumanAtWork. It has a great number of resources in book form and app form to help with productivity, and ways to be 100% Human. Dave did what many presenters do. Talk about a case study. But, this study is of himself. Disclaimer. This is not…

Is Tumblr Right for Your School?

Is Tumblr Right for Your School?

Wendy Darling from Emory University wants everyone to decide “Is Tumblr Right for Your School? and if yes, to get started. As curator of a blog on Art Deco architecture, she’s become a power user over the past four years and has several tricks to help schools revamp their content or get started. “Tumblr is…

  1. wdarling: Thanks for the summary! For the slides to my presentation, see SlideShare.net: http://www.slideshare.net/wdarling/is-tumblr-right-for-your-school Also, anyone who has additional questions on…

Digital Fundraising on the Social Web – Part I

Digital Fundraising on the Social Web – Part I

Ashley Budd of Cornell University gave social media folks the ammunition they need to go back to their campuses and get the buy in they need from advancement offices – that social is not just “fun” or “cute.” It’s a serious – and we mean serious – fundraising tool. There could be tens of thousands…

Taking the Web Offline

Taking the Web Offline

Session Details Erik Runyon, Director of Web Communications, University of Notre Dame led this session on storing data in the client browser and how you could leverage it to speed up your websites. He used this to power the #heweb14 website — which is how most of us were able to still access the conference website, even when the…

KaratEmail: Putting a nail in FormMail’s coffin

KaratEmail: Putting a nail in FormMail’s coffin

A catalyst for change: Hundreds of forms were attacked, tens of thousands of emails were sent, email accounts were overwhelmed and shut down, and business processes ground to a halt. On one cold February morning our Web team discovered that the our good friend FormMail was neither good nor a friend. After more than a…

  1. Edward Terry: My Sysadmin asked me "Where's the BUY NOW button!?" lol .Ready for this one for sure.

That IS your problem! Creating a collaborative campus

That IS your problem! Creating a collaborative campus

That IS your problem! Creating a collaborative campus Presenter: Corie Martin – Western Kentucky University One isn’t always the loneliest number. Corie Martin of Western Kentucky University notes that, if you’re a department of one at a college or university, there can be some perks. For starters, you pretty much have control over your work…

Centralized or Decentralized: The Hybrid Social Media Approach

Centralized or Decentralized: The Hybrid Social Media Approach

On some campuses, there are silos between departments. Ok wait, on pretty much every campus there’s silos. We’ve all been there, as has Chris Barrows from NYU. He’s not only dealing with the silos on his campus, but the multiple academic centers around the world, as well as two other degree granting institutions on the…

  1. Chris Barrows: Thank you (again) for mentioning my presentation and blogging about it. I'm very proud of the amazing people I've got…

Beyond The Screen

Beyond The Screen

Working in highered means that we have many different audiences to support and dozens of stories to tell. Sitting at your desk stagnates your ability to effectively talk to these groups. Amanda Smith from Illinois State University wants highered professionals to work “Beyond The Screen” to connect better with end users. “I’m not really in…

Your Website is the Next Social Medium

Your Website is the Next Social Medium

Personalization is becoming pervasive in our society. It’s time for higher ed to start thinking about their websites that way too, says Bob Jones University’s Peter Anglea. Anglea told his audience during his presentation “Your Website is the Next Social Medium,” Tuesday at HighEdWeb 14 that, quoting author Gary Vaynerchuck that every platform now needs to…

Words of Wisdom from 100 Tech Savvy Students

Words of Wisdom from 100 Tech Savvy Students

Congratulations to Erin Callahan and Nick Jensen from NYU on their Red Stapler presentation in the Technology in Education track! View the presentation slides. Session Details Taken right from NYU’s culture code, Erin explained that “we are a startup here to delight students.” Last spring, Erin and her team asked students “What significant opportunity within…

Mix it up! The art of remixing content – #mpd2

Mix it up! The art of remixing content – #mpd2

It was a full house in Skyline II for Conny Leigl’s session, “Mix it up! The art of remixing content,” so much so that this Link blogger had to take notes by hand – you can’t laptop it up without a lap. Leigl is a senior designer for web, graphics and user experience for the…

The Voyage of the Beagle: Biology, Evolution, and Content Strategy

The Voyage of the Beagle: Biology, Evolution, and Content Strategy

The World Wide Web is governed by similar principles those laid out by Charles Darwin in his Theory of Evolution. And mastering certain evolutionary tricks and strategies can lead to great results for your website. That’s the message Jeff Stevens, of University of Florida Health (UF Health), gave to a packed room at HighEdWeb 14…

Agile in Higher Ed? Yes You Kanban!

Agile in Higher Ed? Yes You Kanban!

Session Details They’re a small team of five, but the Web and Development team at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were ready to take on projects using agile methodology, because yes, it is possible for agile in Higher Ed. Let’s back up. What is agile? Dan and Jenn outline what agile is, and isn’t: Individuals…

Going GREEN with Content Strategy

Going GREEN with Content Strategy

· The highest number of LEED certified buildings in the county (175). · Two-hundred fifty miles of bike paths and lanes. · The first major U.S. city to ban plastic bags. With its 92,000 acres of green spaces, Portland, Oregon, is not just shades of olive, emerald and lime on the outside; the Pacific Northwest…

Rescue the Content

Rescue the Content

Content is everywhere. Sometimes you just need to rescue it from its original state. On every campus there are content pools— places where content lives and is waiting to be found. Diamond-in-the-rough content can be rescued from: Admission blogs. Semi-annual newsletters published by academic departments. Last year’s Twitter posts. This month’s student newspapers. Recurring email…

  1. Ellen McDaniel: its original state, not it's original state it's = it is its = possessive

    • Dave Tyler: Thanks for the grammar help, Ellen. We published more than 2 dozen posts in 4 days and sometimes we slip…

Six Questions with Chris Hardwick

Six Questions with Chris Hardwick

How much “funny” should colleges and universities be trying to deliver to their audiences? On a scale of Ned Flanders to Krusty I’d say Barney Gumble. You’re so many people’s favorite nerd. Who is yours? Neil deGrasse Tyson. Or John Hodgman. In your self help book “The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level…

Six Questions for Dr. Moira Gunn

Six Questions for Dr. Moira Gunn

How are schools treating women in technology disciplines today, versus when you were at Purdue to earn your doctorate? This is an interesting question. And there are several ways to answer it. First of all, we can all count the numbers. There weren’t many women in the MS Computer Science program, and then I went…

Focusing on Student Success

Focusing on Student Success

When a former governor and presidential candidate becomes president of your university, it tends to shake things up a bit. Such was the case at Purdue last year when Mitch Daniels became president and announced a four-year tuition freeze for current students. That brought a sharpened focus and a increased need to demonstrate value. Groups…

Jude’s Law

Jude’s Law

  Jude’s Law says that in order to sustain day to day creativity you have to be happy — and happy comes from having fun. Kegan Sims from Oregon State University just wants to have fun. His talk focused on the reality that highered folks need to be creative on a regular basis  and that…

WordPress and Beer: Homebrew Web Applications with WordPress

WordPress and Beer: Homebrew Web Applications with WordPress

Gabriel walked us through the similarities between brewing beer (home brew style) and WordPress, how they both have base ingredients, but when you tweak those ingredients, you can get a million different variations of a great product. Beer = barley (grain), hops, yeast and water WordPress = posts, pages, media, tags Cool comparison. Working from…

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