This article originally appeared on CampusSonar’s BrainWaves blog. Sometimes the toughest thing to do in social media is not to say anything at all. You know the urges. Someone said something about your school. A dean somewhere opens their Facebook account for the first time
We here at Link have loved Michelle LoGerfo’s doodles for a long time, and this year we asked her to try to sum up #heweb17 in a picture. We know that’s a hard task, but she was up to it. You’ll see references to lots
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Each successive HighEdWeb annual has definitively been better than the last for one simple reason: the people.
Adam Arrowood of Georgia Institute of Technology was tempted to end his HighEdWeb 17 presentation after one slide. Even though his topic, “Planning for Emergency Campus Communications” is a serious one, his message can be distilled simply: Have a plan Test that plan Don’t let
Like many campuses across the United States, the University of California-Davis has seen its international student enrollment skyrocket. That jump created a need to better serve international students before they arrived on campus. UC Davis tackled it with an online pre-arrival guide– and squirrels. In
“If you do not have communication with the folks that are going to be involved in this process….your project has the possibility of falling apart,” Sassone said.
University web, social and marketing workers have an important role to play in the turbulent political and social climate now gripping the country, Georgy Cohen argued Monday at HighEdWeb17. During a session titled “This is Not Fine” Working on the Web in Higher Ed in
“I believe that literacy is the birthright of every single human being, no exceptions.”
Nikki Massaro Kauffman loved Mary Poppins growing up, partially for the way Mary turns work into a game. Now she argues that we need more gamification in our schools to help promote learning for all students. In her red stapler winning talk at #heweb16, Massaro Kauffman, a
There are zombies walking among our websites, said SUNY Oswego Director of Digital Communications/Associate Director of Communications and Marketing Tim Nekritz. So to best tackle those zombies, and implement web governance in what can be seen as a post-apocalyptic, lawless space, Nekritz turned to lessons from AMC’s
Personalization has acquired a bit of reputation as being too intrusive, too fake, and well, a little creepy. But Tuesday at #heweb16 Oho Interactive’s Georgy Cohen and Jim Dalglish argued that there are ways to do personalization that yield great results without crossing the line into
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
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,
HighEdWeb is very pleased to announce two outstanding keynote speakers for our HighEdWeb 2015 Annual Conference: Bill Nye and Scott Stratten! Monday Keynote: The Science HighEdWeb Guy, BILL NYE! Our opening keynote speaker has spent nearly a lifetime making science and technology entertaining and accessible.
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
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,
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
Aaron Rester wants us to believe in sound on the Web again. Rester, of Roosevelt University, used his presentation at HighEdWeb 14 to remind his audience of the bad name sound on websites got in the late 1990s. But he says its time to think
How does New York University, the largest private university in the world, keep itself relevant to its students and prospective students? By using student workers to build their brand on social media. Caroline Osse and Nick Jensen of NYU’s Office of Interactive Media talked about
Did you say Website Death Match? And picking the best college websites based on the NCAA DI college basketball tournament bracket? Well, heck, what’s not to love about this idea? That was the premise of Kelly Anne Pipe’s presentation (#MCS1) at HighEdWeb 14. Pipe, of
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.
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
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
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