Category Archives: 2013 Conference

Website of Dreams: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Presenters: Allison Manley, Owner/Designer, Rogue Element Inc. John Nollin, Director of Operations, Promet Source Andy Kucharski, Founder & CEO, Promet Source “Your website looks like it belongs to a credit union.” That’s the last thing that Grinnell College wanted to hear. This liberal arts school,

Can Something Positive Come from This?

Dave Tyler, Social and Digital Media Manager, The College at Brockport, SUNY On Sept. 30 2012, a freshman at The College at Brockport State University of New York was found beaten to death in her dorm room. Her hometown boyfriend was been charged with her

Placemarks to the People

Gabriel Nagmay (@nagmay) of Portland Community College presented TPR6 where he discussed how maps are an incredible tool that combines location based data with details. After launching with a map of Mirkwood (yes, a Hobbit reference)he showed the 2010 US Census data map of Portland.

Measuring Web Performance

Dave Olsen from West Virginia University presented AIM 4-Measuring Web Performance with several tips to help optimize web loading. He started out with some startling statistics about how the average weight of a homepage today is 1.5MB. And that 77% of that weight is due to

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

Got Students? Get Social!

Ma’ayan Plaut Social Media Coordinator, Oberlin College http://2013.highedweb.org/mobile/EventDetail.aspx?guid=d6949373-2551-425b-8cc9-ea17e85ddf81 Student content. We all know it’s important, but Ma’ayan is proof. She began by telling her story from taking one picture a day in undergrad at Oberlin, to her current position as Social Media Coordinator because of

The Digital Revolution in Education

Presenter: Martha Gabriel, Professor, HSM Educacao Twitter: @MarthaGabriel “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us” – Marshall McLuhan. This was the opening quote for Martha’s talk, and with good reason. The digital revolution has forced change in most, if not all, aspects

Social Media TOS Crash Course

Social Media TOS Crash Course Karine Joly #mpd3 Warning. What you read here today could be outdated tomorrow. Social media terms of service (TOS) can change. Often. Karine Joly of Higher Ed Experts helped HigherEdWeb attendees navigate through the wordy, often confusing, TOS from major

Instagram: Make Crowdsourced Photos Work for You!

Presenter: John S. Murphy Social Media Specialist, Brown University http://2013.highedweb.org/EventDetail.aspx?guid=0cdb2b8b-14a2-41d5-ad7c-ec0cf2b3f9dd If we Instagram a session about Instagram, will the universe collapse? Let’s see, shall we? Check out #BrownUniversity for the result. Over 10,000 instagram photos have been submitted to the Scene by you at Brown

Leveraging mobile to increase student engagement

Presenter Andrew Smyk began by posing a simple question–do mobile/second screen devices belong in the classroom?–and then flips the conversation luchador-style because, quite simply, they’re already here. Smyk frames as a kind of match up: in one corner, we have the technology gap. You ask

Living Dead Week

Jason Fish, Manager of  Application Programming, Purdue University Google has 20 percent time but presenter Jason Fish asks what are YOU doing to foster growth and innovation in yourself, your colleagues, and your organization? Purdue University’s IT group has “Living Dead Week” where designers and

Blog Me Baby One More Time – #TIE2

Can blogging make a difference in the student’s experience? Can it have pedagogical value, or are institutions simply jumping on to something “new and shiny?” In their presentation, Robin Smail from Firebrand Tribe and Audrey Romano, Web Coordinator from Penn State University, gave an overview

The Great Unbundling

Mark Greenfield, a long time veteran of the web and tech development and an economics major, has a message about the state of higher education: it’s broken. In a talk at HighEdWeb 2013 titled “The Great Unbundling” Greenfield, of the University of Buffalo, laid out