Category Archives: 2016 Conference

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Easy, Affordable Digital Signs with WordPress

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.

Stop Repeating Yourself: Modularized WordPress Development

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.

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360-Degree Video: We Live In The Future

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

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Project Management: The Musical

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

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Agile: Not Just for Developers Anymore

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

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At Your Service: The Next Generation of Offline Websites

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

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Git For The Stubbornly-Resistant Organization

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

Get social at HighEdWeb 16

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 Podcast explores HighEdWeb, #heweb16

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

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HighEdWeb 2016 welcomes keynote LeVar Burton

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