All posts by Dave Tyler

A cow statue painted with a sound of music motif.

Project Management: The Musical

The attendees of High Ed Web have always been a musical, #karaokeplane-loving bunch. However, Allison Manley and Joe Allen-Black of Palantir.net noticed an even deeper connection– web project management has a lot in common with the traits of all good musicals. “Almost always they (musicals) tell

HighEdWeb Announces New Committee Chairs

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association is pleased to welcome the following new committee chairs: Membership Committee: The Membership Committee manages the administration of the Association’s membership program, implements and expands member benefits, and is the voice of the Association’s members. Jacob Dolan – co-chair,

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

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,

Thank You #heweb13

Dear #heweb13, Every time I leave the annual High Ed Web conference, and I’ve done it five times now, I find myself trying to put together some sort of cogent, blog-worthy reaction to the whole thing. And more often than not, I wind up defeated.

Stand Back… I’m Going to Try Science!

  Karlyn Borysenko blinded us with science Tuesday afternoon at #heweb13. Borysenko, a marketing manager with Eduventures, showed her audience how to conduct research into the wants, needs and habits of their respective audiences. Borysenko, armed with a lab coat and a tie-dye shirt, took

The Great Unbundling

Mark Greenfield, a long time veteran of the web and tech development and an economics major, has a message about the state of higher education: it’s broken. In a talk at HighEdWeb 2013 titled “The Great Unbundling” Greenfield, of the University of Buffalo, laid out

The Boxers of March: Perls of Wisdom Edition

March might be our favorite month of the year here at The Boxers. Not only is it a month where really cool people have birthdays but it’s time for March Madness (Far be it from us to encourage gambling, but take our free advice: Stay

Boxers: The Why Can’t We Be Friends Edition

It’s The Holiday Season, and here at the Boxers that means our thoughts turn to the worst holiday song of all time, pulling out our Charlie Brown Christmas DVD…. and to watching cat fights between internet companies.

Top 5 Developments in Higher Ed: #heweb12 Edition

If you believe the futurist Raymond Kurzweil, humanity is entering a phase of it’s existence where technology will start to merge with our humanity at a downright dizzying pace. In his book “The Singularity is Near” Kurzweil envisions a future where humans live forever, we’ll