Andrew Cassel’s Shattering Silos: Sharing Science on Social did what scientific discovery often does: blows your mind. With this presentation, he brought a passion for not just the subject, but for the benefits of sharing. You could say that science is always exciting, but with
Jill Weaver of Brown University’s lightning talk opened with a question: Who cares? Is it only uptight people who care about commas and those common questions of who/whom, that/which? In her 10-minute talk, she highlighted why we all should care, focusing on two main points:
Tim Nekrtiz of SUNY Oswego opened his 7 Habit(ats) of Successful Student Storytelling Session with a recent, successful video which paid tribute to the chicken patty. Yes. The chicken patty. This slice-of-student-life production was fun, showcased many personalities, and it illustrated how we can find
Catherine Scholz opens her presentation saying she has a geek degree, works at a geek university and manages a geek team—instantly likeable and full of energy. She’s worked for an experiential marketing firm planning and running interactive events for clients like Microsoft. She takes the
Taskonomy. It’s a real word, and it first belonged to a trade. A blacksmith arranges tools in a logical order. What implement does he need at this step in the process? The way he or she arranges these items makes the craft easier, more streamlined.
Implementing Inspiration: What Happens After HighEdWeb – A Look at How Attendees Put Ideas into Action
We learn so much at Higher Education Web Professional’s annual conference and come away with so many incredible ideas—but what happens after we get home? At HighEdWeb, you often hear people talk about searching for their “one thing” – a golden nugget, a key takeaway.
“Findability is the biggest content problem in higher ed.” That’s how content strategist Rick Allen opened his session Beyond SEO: Writing Findable Content. He also debunked the myth that “SEO is dead,” a notion that’s becoming quite ubiquitous in online marketing. A notion that’s just
Have you tried the new app, Snapchat yet? Record scratch. Wait a minute. Hold your horses. Lori Packer reminded us that Snapchat is anything BUT new. Released in 2011, this app joined the world the same year as Pinterest, Google+ and Siri. “It’s not as
Twitter chats – or planned conversations linked together through a common hashtag – can be valuable tools for brands and organizations, higher education included. Dave Tyler, of The College at Brockport shared his experiences engaging with his institution’s community this way in his presentation, “Is
Conversations: All. Over. The. Place. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In 2014, Lacy Paschal found her team of 12 at Vanderbilt University buried in email. To defeat this monster, her office implemented a new tool and process. Overwhelmed turned to organized. Scattered turned to streamlined.
Where does accessibility live on your campus? If Rob Carr had it his way, accessibility would touch every end of campus. His presentation gave a high-level overview of this notion—and he touched upon how roles and processes can be tweaked to account for accessibility. Accessibility
Can you explain what you do for a living—and how you contribute to your campus community—succinctly? If folks have a hard time understanding your job or your team’s role, you might be not be getting the credit you deserve. That was the idea behind Explain
In the past, leaders might be described as tough and no-nonsense. Today, words like empathy and vulnerability are associated with leadership. That was the idea behind John Wagner’s Management and Professional Development Track session, that building personal relationships at work helps team members work toward
How to Give a Red Stapler-Winning Presentation at HighEdWeb: Presenter Advice from the Best of the Best
A pointer. A podium. A PowerPoint. There’s more to a presentation than that! Add in personality, passion, pizzazz and poise and you get the makings of an award-winning presenter. At HighEdWeb annual conferences, the organization awards the best session in each track the coveted Red
(Author’s note: It’s poetic that I completed this Link post when I did. I hadn’t anticipated that it’d be a few weeks late, but this also is the very reason I was hyped up about Jesse’s session: I needed his session to help work smarter.)
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
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
· 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
“Snow day” could be defined in two ways. First, the snow day in the traditional sense that most of us who grew up in areas that experience winter remember as kids — the kind where there is NO SCHOOL! Second, you also could think of
Presenters: Kerri Hicks and Cindy Sabato Track: Management and Professional Development (#mpd6) Winning a red stapler award at a HighEdWeb conference means presenters must do a reenactment of their award-winning session. In the case of Kerri Hicks and Cindy Sabato of University of Rhode Island,
Social Media TOS Crash Course Karine Joly #mpd3 Warning. What you read here today could be outdated tomorrow. Social media terms of service (TOS) can change. Often. Karine Joly of Higher Ed Experts helped HigherEdWeb attendees navigate through the wordy, often confusing, TOS from major
Presenter: Jamie Oberdick, Associate Editor, Publications, Penn State University Showing not telling. That’s an important lesson taught in the craft or creative writing. Jamie Oberdick, associate editor of publications, at Penn State University uses story-telling to market the products and services offered by his division. His
WordPress to the nth Power: Multisite and Beyond Curtiss Grymala, University Webmaster, University of Mary Washington Last year about this time, University of Mary Washington launched its new website using WordPress (WP) for its CMS. In the intro to his presentation, Curtiss Grymala, webmaster at
Hundreds of higher education Web professionals head to the HighEdWeb conference each year to learn the latest and greatest in our exciting and ever-changing industry—that is, what is happening right now. And faster than we can master these new skills, we return “home” to our
Rachel Reuben: higher ed digital marketing rock star.