All posts by Lori Packer

Colleen Brennan-Barry speaks to HighEdWeb 2016

Announcing call for board nominations

In 2006, the Higher Education Web Professionals Association first incorporated as a non-profit professional society devoted to its mission: We strive to advance web professionals, technologies and standards in higher education. In the more than 10 years since, the association has grown and evolved as

HighEdWeb 2017: The Web Needs All of Us

If you’re like me, then you probably spent part of your day today creating a new menu element for the provost website template, and part of your day managing your university’s Twitter account. Or maybe you’re nothing like me. Instead, you’ve spent your day planning

Learning to Love the Anonymous User

Presenter: Jason Fish (@jasondfish) For more information about this session >> Before starting his session on apps like YikYak and Yeti Campus Stories, Jason Fish warned his audience, “Some viewers may find this disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.” Because let’s face it, for many of

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

The Library Who Came in from the Cold

Librarians are some of the most helpful people on our campuses. But library websites often are not. Libraries are all over the place when it comes to the technology they use: they run WordPress, Joomla, ContentDM for special collections, LibGuides for reference services, etc., etc.,

Orientation: From In-Person to Online

TIE6: Rob Liesland, Xavier University Why change your orientation from an purely in-person experience to an enhanced online one? Well according to Rob Liesland of Xavier University, it’s more convenient (for students and parents and the orientation staff), it’s what other schools are doing, and

The Care and Feeding of Your Vendor

The Care & Feeding of Your Vendor Fran Zablocki, Project Manager, mStoner, and Colleen Brennan-Barry, Assistant Director, College & Community Relations, Monroe Community College Colleen is an assistant director of community relations at a community college. Fran is a strategist for creative Web agency. Can

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Fording the Social Media Channel

Fording the Social Media Channel Ma’ayan Plaut, Social Media Coordinator, Oberlin College, and Mallory Wood, Marketing Manager, mStoner Ma’ayan Plaut of Oberlin College and Mallory Wood of mStoner took attendees on a trip down the Oregon Trail of social media, giving users a strategy to

#hewebSYR 2012

HighEdWeb Syracuse brought Web professionals from across five states and three countries for a packed day of sessions covering everything from crisis communications and student social media ambassadors to Wordpress plug-ins and mobile learning.

In Defense of Human Tweeting

In August 2010, I made a simple change: I replaced the University of Rochester logo as the Twitter avatar with my own bespectacled mug, and was up front in the bio that the tweets were coming from me, Lori in Wallis Hall.