Category Archives: 2014 Conference

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So, What Do You Do?

Montana State’s Jake Dolan originally published this post on their blog. He was nice enough to let us cross post here. – Ed. On the return flight from #heweb14, I had the opportunity to toy with a thought that had been nagging me throughout the

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This Burrito Doesn’t Have to End

As my alarm went off at 3:30 am and the prospect of heading to the Portland airport became more than an abstract concept, I experienced my own burrito sadness. The end of HighEdWeb14 had me a little misty. My batteries are recharged and I’m raring to

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Is Tumblr Right for Your School?

Wendy Darling from Emory University wants everyone to decide “Is Tumblr Right for Your School? and if yes, to get started. As curator of a blog on Art Deco architecture, she’s become a power user over the past four years and has several tricks to

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Taking the Web Offline

Session Details Erik Runyon, Director of Web Communications, University of Notre Dame led this session on storing data in the client browser and how you could leverage it to speed up your websites. He used this to power the #heweb14 website — which is how most of us were

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Beyond The Screen

Working in highered means that we have many different audiences to support and dozens of stories to tell. Sitting at your desk stagnates your ability to effectively talk to these groups. Amanda Smith from Illinois State University wants highered professionals to work “Beyond The Screen”

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Your Website is the Next Social Medium

Personalization is becoming pervasive in our society. It’s time for higher ed to start thinking about their websites that way too, says Bob Jones University’s Peter Anglea. Anglea told his audience during his presentation “Your Website is the Next Social Medium,” Tuesday at HighEdWeb 14 that,

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Words of Wisdom from 100 Tech Savvy Students

Congratulations to Erin Callahan and Nick Jensen from NYU on their Red Stapler presentation in the Technology in Education track! View the presentation slides. Session Details Taken right from NYU’s culture code, Erin explained that “we are a startup here to delight students.” Last spring,

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Agile in Higher Ed? Yes You Kanban!

Session Details They’re a small team of five, but the Web and Development team at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were ready to take on projects using agile methodology, because yes, it is possible for agile in Higher Ed. Let’s back up. What is agile?

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Going GREEN with Content Strategy

· The highest number of LEED certified buildings in the county (175). · Two-hundred fifty miles of bike paths and lanes. · The first major U.S. city to ban plastic bags. With its 92,000 acres of green spaces, Portland, Oregon, is not just shades of

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Rescue the Content

Content is everywhere. Sometimes you just need to rescue it from its original state. On every campus there are content pools— places where content lives and is waiting to be found. Diamond-in-the-rough content can be rescued from: Admission blogs. Semi-annual newsletters published by academic departments.

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Six Questions with Chris Hardwick

How much “funny” should colleges and universities be trying to deliver to their audiences? On a scale of Ned Flanders to Krusty I’d say Barney Gumble. You’re so many people’s favorite nerd. Who is yours? Neil deGrasse Tyson. Or John Hodgman. In your self help

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Six Questions for Dr. Moira Gunn

How are schools treating women in technology disciplines today, versus when you were at Purdue to earn your doctorate? This is an interesting question. And there are several ways to answer it. First of all, we can all count the numbers. There weren’t many women

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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

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Jude’s Law

  Jude’s Law says that in order to sustain day to day creativity you have to be happy — and happy comes from having fun. Kegan Sims from Oregon State University just wants to have fun. His talk focused on the reality that highered folks