When we come to HighEdWeb, we see that we are definitely not alone. We support, help, and teach one another.
Much like the live music that made its host city famous, High Ed Web 11 jammed, from the early early morning till the early, early night. For four solid days.
If you were lucky enough to be at The HighBall on October 25, you got to see some very special hewebbers pay tribute to Johnny Cash.
Seth Odell wants you to know that real-time campus event coverage is a beautiful thing. He also wants you to know that you have absolutely no excuse not to be doing it.
In February 2011, Tufts launched TuftsNow, an integrated news space for the university, with the goals of “telling good stories” and “presenting and delivering those stories well.”
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View Presentation Description and Presenter’s Bio. John Boyd from North Park University (@octothorp) started with a bang, or blow, by encourging us to “tap into your inner vandal”. Breaking things when you test is good (yes, GOOD!). This session was packed with helpful tips. Personally,
In the Shadow of the Colossi: Alumni online communities in the age of Facebook and LinkedIn #heweb11
View Session Description and Presenter Bio Francis Zablocki, online alumni community manager at SUNY Geneseo, discussed his school’s experiences with online communities. I’m going to roll this session blog a bit it differently than others as this topic hits a bit closer to home for
View Session Description and Presenter Bio Photo by Daves Portfolio, Flickr. About AU American University is a 4-year university with around 13,000 students. It has both a politically and socially active student body. Time to Redesign Why should AU Redesign their website? Many people felt like
View Session Description and Speaker Bio So what? This is the key question we should be taking when approaching our content. In fact, Rick Allen says we should ask this at every stage of the content process. Most of us use analytics, but are we
View Session Details and Presenter Bio Unlike almost all other media, social media seems to be the medium that real measurement forgot. Despite all the charts and graphs we can find in various social media platforms, most of us still aren’t getting a great read
The Insane Clown Posse isn’t for everyone, and they don’t care. And in higher education marketing, we too often try to appeal to everybody.
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View Session Description and Presenter Bio Photo by MetalRiot, Flickr. Thought I can’t talk for everyone, many developers would agree that WordPress is for real. It flexes, scales, and, generally knocks the socks off other CMS or blogging systems. But there are times you need to
View Session Details and Presenter’s Bio. What’s the problem? Secondary and tertiary audiences — alumni, parents, prospects — can’t remember how to login. Passwords, usernames, etc. We don’t login often enough to remember. You don’t let us choose our identity. We’re not on campus to
Lead the Horse to Water, And Make Damn Sure It Drinks: How to Lead Successful & Transparent Projects #heweb11
View Session Description and Presenter Bio Photo by Eduardo Amorim, Flickr. Lots of HighEdWebbers don’t have a project management process in place — and think it’s too difficult to implement. Alaina Riley says that not only CAN you do it, you can’t afford NOT to.
View Presentation Description and Presenter’s Bio. Photo by adropp, Flickr. Tiffany Broadbent, a Web Programmer with Creative Services at William & Mary, and Doug Gapinski, the Creative Director at mStoner, presented on the challenges and opportunities in mobile site delivery in higher education. Opportunity Mobile tech
View Session Details and Presenter Bio “It’s not about making your site work on a mobile device, it is about what our users need when they are mobile” – Utah Valley University’s web team Why is mobile important? At UVU, they believe that mobile is
IA is the convergence of Users + Content + Context
View Session Description and Presenter Bio Photo by Kate Raynes-Goldie, Flickr. A statue of Robocop is being built in Detroit because a number of people came together on an online fundraising site and made it happen. Jeff Stevens would spend a dollar on this, and so
View Session Details and Presenter Bio Higher Ed presents unique challenges for web professionals — challenges which can prevent us from doing our jobs to the best of our abilities. If you’ve dealt with entrenched silos, information architecture issues, rolls and rolls of red tape, and
View Presentation Details A good tool should solve problems without creating new ones, but the more tools we implement the less likely they are to play nice together. Dirk Swart led development of Cornell’s Digital Well interface to solve this with a simple, in-house developed
View Session Details and Presenter’s Bio. Photo courtesy Wikipedia. A recap of this session will be posted shortly.