Category Archives: 2015 Conference

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Improv the Situation

Editor’s Note: Larry Falck, coordinator of digital media at Francis Marion University, earned a Red Stapler for best presentation in its track at #heweb15 with “Improv the Situation.” Larry was kind enough to create an adaptation in blog form with Link. Nothing in life is scripted. We walk

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2015 Poster Presentations

The poster presentations are a unique opportunity for presenters to engage in many individual or small group conversations around their chosen topic. Following on the tail of the other presentation tracks, it surprises many of the attendees by how valuable the poster presentations are for collaboration, information sharing, and networking.

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Future of Social Media in HigherEd

What a Tumblr Learned Meerkating His Periscope?: The Future of Social Media & Higher Ed presentation pitched by Ron Bronson was a completely different animal by the time we met in MCS 11. Ron admitted that when he proposed his idea to #heweb15, he thought

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Accessibility 101

Stephen Fornal from Tarrant County College, discussed the important of accessibility in university (well really, ALL) websites. The goal of his UAD9 presentation was to convince us to level the field and be inclusive; website accessibility should not only be about the law. Stephen pointed

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Data-Driven Design and Marketing Strategy

Presenter: Zach Richard, Marketing Analyst, Notre Dame @zrichard4 Session Details: #uad4 Zach Richard, who nearly didn’t wear pants to his presentation, didn’t just tell us how he increased conversions: he showed us how he did it. And what they’ve done at Notre Dame is pretty impressive.

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6 Qs with Scott Stratten (@unmarketing)

Scott Stratten (sometimes better known as @unmarketing) totally rocked when he spoke at HighEdWeb 2013 in Buffalo. He returns for HighEdWeb 2015 in Milwaukee with a keynote talk at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, and will be joined by his wife and UnPodcast partner Alison Kramer. Link

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Go Bold or Go Home

So UAD1 was supposed to be  “Your Website is a Window Not a Billboard” but it was renamed in final edits to be “Go Bold or Go Home #nofilter” The team from Beloit College (including Melissa Dix (@akamelissa), Jason Hughes (@jasonhugheshere) and Bill Mortimer) focused

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Learning to Love the Anonymous User

Presenter: Jason Fish (@jasondfish) For more information about this session >> Before starting his session on apps like YikYak and Yeti Campus Stories, Jason Fish warned his audience, “Some viewers may find this disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.” Because let’s face it, for many of

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Using Data to Inform Content

Presenter:  Matt Hames, @mhames Session Information Early into his presentation, Matt Hames, Communications Strategist at Colgate University, explained that he had a bell in his office, which he gets to ring every time he convinces a colleague to not open a separate Facebook page. This was

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Tragedy, Pitchforks, and Twitter

It was a tough spring at University of South Carolina. With a campus shooting, blackout, and a student incident that went viral, in addition to weather-related updates, the social team was busy… busy learning lessons on how to manage mobs, keep parents calm, and provide

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How to Boil the Ocean

MPD2 kicked off its second presentation with the crazy title of “How to Boil the Ocean” from the Washington University in St. Louis web team. Chris Amelung and Ted Elsas shared how they were overwhelmed with web duties on a campus creating breaking news almost

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A Fresh Perspective on Responsive Web Design

Presenter: Josh Palmeri @JoshPalmeri For more information about this session >> Speaking to attendees before the conference it was obvious that this was going to be a popular session. It seems that most of us are planning, implementing or have launched a responsive design. ‘To

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Memories from Milwaukee

Wait a minute – “Memories from Milwaukee”? Isn’t the 2015 HighEd Web National Conference in October? Yes, but this year we’re headed back to the same city that hosted the annual conference in 2012. We already know the 2015 schedule will be fantastic, with Bill