All posts by Jackie Vetrano

#LIT12 Building A Student Social Media Team

Lougan Bishop, web and digital media manager at Belmont University, kicked off our first ever lightning talk at HeWeb – talking about cultivating student teams. At Belmont, the “Boulevard Team” is a structured team which assists Bishop with content planning and creation, monitoring and moderating

Other Duties as Assigned: Developing a Podcast

Serial. Invisibilia. S-Town. Missing Richard Simmons. Podcasts have exploded as a new way to consume stories and information, and Jackie Vetrano of Skidmore College decided to dive in. This is Skidmore is the award-winning podcast now nearly 2 years and 30 episodes old, and Jackie

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Go, Team (HESM)!

Many of us have an opportunity once a year to meet up at a conference, learn from others, politely borrow ideas to bring back to our own institutions, and ask questions that can often only be answered by others in the field. Wouldn’t it be

Crushin’ on institutions this Valentine’s Day

Ah Valentine’s Day…the commercialized holiday for lovebirds. Chocolates, flowers, teddy bears; they’re all over department stores willing to be purchased. But hey, who said that this holiday was only for those in relationships? You’ll fall in love with these ways institutions engaged their audience on

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Six Questions with Ron Bronson

Ron Bronson is the UX strategist and service designer for the City of Bloomington, Indiana, and a partner at service experience agency Practical Starship. He’s spent over a decade working at higher ed institutions around the country in web management roles. A frequent speaker, Ron

One Cool Thing — Everyday

How can you make an app based on your communication strategy? Should you? Dan Kim and Jennifer Judge Hensel from the University of Michigan College of Engineering promise to help us think it through in AIM10. The One Cool Thing app launched in Fall 2014,

Too much content? I’m getting mixed signals.

Many view institutional social media accounts as the central hub to see exactly what’s happening on campus; past, present, and future. There’s constant debate over what content is “Facebook worthy” or should be live-tweeted throughout the event, but what happens when you have too much

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5 HeWebNE takeaways in 5 minutes

About 150 people attended HighEdWeb New England on March 18 and those in attendance heard mountains of great ideas from the presenters.  We picked just five to share with you, but there’s more plenty more to be found by following #hewebNE on Twitter. From Lisa

Sharing Matters

In 2014, Dave Cameron, Lead Web Producer and Content Strategist for Enrollment Management at Ithaca College,  taught us how to reclaim our humanity at work. Lately he’s been thinking a lot about what it means to be human. And Friday at HighEd Web New England during

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,

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?

Talk MOOC to Me

Session Details Four ladies, 45 minutes. Can it be done? We’ll find out. The Penn State Design team looked at MOOCs, specifically the Epidemics MOOC at Penn State. What’s a MOOC? It’s a Massive Open Online Course. But, what is massive? The average enrollment for

Gettin’ Schooled on LinkedIn University

In August 2013, LinkedIn rolled out a new feature, University Pages, in order to help students make a decision on their future institution. It sounds great for them, but for social media managers, it might just feel like one “new thing” to figure out. LinkedIn