March Madness, the wonderful chaos that is the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, is the most wonderful time of the year for many sports fans. A major appeal is when underdog schools make it into the tournament and even sometimes slay the Goliaths of
How to get relevant campus-related news out to students? Greg Marshall, Web Services Manager at Truman State University argues that the majority of scholars doesn’t read their emails, doesn’t read college print materials and due to different target audiences, is hard to reach on social media.
Everything is being captured today. Universities and colleges are producing massive amounts of pictures and videos covering various events, happenings, and everyday situations happening on and around campus. The content is shared on social media, websites, digital signage, and used for press releases, fundraising efforts,
Amy Grace Wells reflects on her time at the University of South Carolina in MCS6, and as the first content strategist, she had to build a lot of new things. Of course, she had to fight all the “stuff” that got thrown at the wall,
Jim Barnes Web Applications Developer, University of Central Florida Jo Dickson Web Applications Programmer, University of Central Florida https://2016reg.highedweb.org/psessions/detail/691667c1-72fe-4974-8f23-18efc701eb87 Jim and Jo’s office is supporting 36 sites using the same core code, but copying WordPress themes across sites. Most functionality is defined a common theme, with limited plugins.
Arielle Mari, Mark Lee, and Karen To from Colorado College presented a post-lunch session on 360-degree video. (You can find all their examples at 2cc.co/heweb16 — and looks great on mobile!) 360-degree video allows potential students a literal window The team’s first foray into 360
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
Why does agile development exist, and why does it make sense to involve the creatives in addition to developers? David DeMello, Director of Web Strategy, Cornell University, ILR School, covered those topics and more in “Agile: Not Just for Developers Anymore.” Higher education is often
Kimberly Bryant’s pre-teen daughter was a big gamer and loved computer camp — but told her mom that the boys got more attention than the girls. Kai was the only black girl, and one of few girls, at an elite Stanford University summer program in 2011.
Erik Runyon Technical Director, University of Notre Dame erikrunyon.com https://2016reg.highedweb.org/psessions/detail/0a51e842-86df-43da-820e-6784c0b3980c Time is valuable. Tension of waiting is palpable. There are lots of things that raise our stress levels…things like standing in line, watching a horror movie…and waiting for web pages to load. In fact, the heart rate
Robin Smail is the UX renegade inspiration you never knew you always needed. Just enough time for a final run thru on my #heweb16 talk, “That is Not My Job.” Come watch me talk about fluffy stuff. LAFAYETTE!!! #mpd4 pic.twitter.com/ZgzoLBedgk — Robin2go (@Robin2go) October 17, 2016
Brian Panulla Business Intelligence Developer, PropertyRadar https://2016reg.highedweb.org/psessions/detail/e700e4f3-e440-4815-aa70-a642077415eb How do you make it appealing to your team to move to Git? Most teams are already using some sort of version control — Brian’s group was entrenched in Subversion. But SVN had its pain points. Everyone checks
In Michael Fienen’s “Fienen’s Totally Topical, Terrific Tutorial to Tag Manager” (#AIM3), attendees took a fast-paced dive into the what’s and why’s of Google Tag Manager: what it is, what it can do, why you should use it. Tag Manager is all about working smarter,
Christopher Jones, Direcor of Web Communications at North Central College has partnered with Ardis Kadiu from Spark451 to discuss how these two organizations have maneuvered through a redesign in UAD4. Content is a design problem. Good web design starts with content. Today’s prospective students: expectations
Self-described morning person Lisa Catto kicked off the first morning of HighEdWeb 2016 in the UAD track with a tale of what went wrong with a website redesign process (#UAD1) mired in silos, led by the Department of Unicorn Studies and working with Lord Vendormort. The
Tiffany Broadbent Beker and Sarah Juliano from William & Mary tackled a topic important to so many of us: how our many campus events (of various size and importance) fit into our content strategy and execution with their #heweb16 presentation, “Events in Stereo: How to Help
Thinking about a website as a project only deteriorates the quality of the site over time. How can we balance project web work with operational web work, especially in higher ed? In “The Web is Not a Project” session (MPD1), Mark Greenfield, Digital Strategist, University
Ithaca College’s Dave Cameron (no, not THAT Dave Cameron. Or the other one. This one.) brought down the house at last year’s HighEdWeb New England with his “Share Human” keynote. He brought a version of that talk to #heweb16. Dave starts with the reminder that
Jackie Vetrano Communications Coordinator Skidmore College Can higher education really fit in the same spaces as wedding dresses, DIY, and desserts? It can, and Skidmore College is using their Pinterest account in alignment with two main goals: increase applications, and drive alumni to give to
It’s not a HighEdWeb conference without some entertaining evenings to complement the excellent educational sessions. HighEdWeb 2016’s feature events include: HighEdWeb Welcome Reception: Sunday, Oct. 16 HighEdWeb 2016’s opening hook plays at the famous Memphis Pyramid, also home to a mega-Bass Pro store. Enjoy billiards, bowling, games,
Higher Ed Social, a podcast co-hosted by Lougan Bishop of Belmont University and Jackie Vetrano of Skidmore College, recently spoke with a couple of leaders behind the fun that is HighEdWeb and the Oct. 16-19 #heweb16 conference in Memphis. Higher Education Web Professionals President Colleen
HighEdWeb is thrilled to announce actor, director and educator LeVar Burton (@levarburton) as our HighEdWeb 2016 Annual Conference closing keynote speaker. Mr. Burton launched his acting career while still a student at the University of Southern California. Cast in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte
Diversity in STEM roles has become a hot topic throughout our community. I know it’s certainly a great topic of conversation within the HighEdWeb Board of Directors as we consider the future of the association. As the mother of a now-adult woman, it has always
This conference is about sharing ideas and experiences with each other. The content is by us and for us. It is about truly helping each other by teaching each other about what we do well and where we could have avoided mistakes.
HighEdWeb is pleased to welcome our HighEdWeb 2016 Annual Conference opening keynote: Kimberly Bryant, Aspen Institute Fellow and founder of Black Girls CODE. Ms. Bryant (@6gems) is a biotechnology/engineering professional who has spent the last decade in a series of technical management roles for Fortune 100