We’ve assembled a sampling of things #highered folks tackled this year. Professionals in departments ranging from IT to marketing and all shades in between forged ahead this year to expand all things communication surrounding commencement ceremonies.
Google+ for business… and Higher Ed?, Google Rebrands Blogger & Picasa, Harvard on Social Media: Privacy, Schmivacy
Greenfield discusses the flattening of higher-ed, the design of a perfect classroom building, and how he missed out on a chance to see Led Zeppelin live.
As social media manager for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I frequently try out new platforms to see if our students are using them and if they might become useful tools for my campus. For the past 18 months, I’ve channeled my inner mayor on Foursquare, a location-based social network.
I’ve come to understand that the Web and its amazing possibilities for connection are my passion. This stuff engages my brain at all times, in all spaces. I might be making dinner and come up with a whole new commencement communication strategy, or be gardening and figure out how to make the newest page design more user-friendly.
Web accessibility is an important aspect of the World Wide Web many of us develop, maintain and manage every day. An understanding of web accessibility is essential for anyone who produces content.
Upcoming events: HighEdWeb Regionals in Rochester and Arkansas, HighEdWeb 2011 in Austin
What’s forecasted for iCloud; Toshiba anti-iPad; High-speed internet, low price?
In August 2010, I made a simple change: I replaced the University of Rochester logo as the Twitter avatar with my own bespectacled mug, and was up front in the bio that the tweets were coming from me, Lori in Wallis Hall.
People go by many names and titles, be it web manager, specialist, strategist, master, maven, guru or overlord. Titles are about as useful as job descriptions in predicting what exactly you will do.
New social media platforms were constantly discussed; I got tired of being left out of the conversation.
A Meal Ticket for Delicious; Blogging: Dude, Don’t Be Lame;The Student Loan Debt is Real, Though
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My workspace definitely has a direct impact on how I work and interact with colleagues and clients – the more inspirational and “me” it is, the better!
At the University of Michigan-Flint, a student-deemed #epicfail became an important lesson in the evolution of social communication. If there’s one danger in the realm of social media, it’s becoming comfortable and resting on laurels. The living, breathing social media beast needs constant attention, and so do its users.
As an analytical person, Google Analytics was my playground when I began working with it 3 years ago. But, as my knowledge in higher-ed and web marketing was strengthened, I realized Analytics could do more than just ‘reports’.
While it took me a while to get used to the quiet and the slower pace, over time I realized that my immersion in an online newsroom had uniquely prepared me for the challenges of higher-ed web communications. While the context, and what’s at stake, varies greatly between journalism and higher education, many of the same communication principles apply.
RIP Flip, But They Still Won’t be Able to Take a Walk of Shame, Insert Picture of Giant Ball of Twine Here
For those of us that follow Todd on Twitter and tweeted till our fingers were numb, the hashtag #MBteamS will be forever ingrained in our brains–and muscle memory of our digits. We decided to pick Todd’s brain about his take on his community of followers, Twitter and higher ed.
Our office helps ease clients’ anxieties when coming to us. We use a neutral color scheme of earthy colors to create a calming atmosphere. Our front area, used for large client meetings, has a display of artwork, photography, and examples of past projects to define the space as a creative work area.
The goals of Link are simple: take the sharing opportunities that exist at the annual HighEdWeb conferences and make them happen online all year round!
We caught up with Jared Spool to talk about the trends he’s seeing, what his best user experiences have been recently, and to get some important information about Julia Child.
The number of social media platforms, user communities and interactive opportunities continues to grow. Budgets don’t. So how can communicators deal with this evolving landscape? One way is to use the most rich and robust resource available: students.
In the summer of 2009, I was about done with higher ed. In two different jobs at two different colleges, I felt as though I was always being held back from doing all I could do online, mostly due to political nonsense that had nothing to do with meeting goals and objectives.
I work for the University of Rochester’s Creative Services area in the basement of Wallis Hall (or as we prefer, “the garden level”) with the graphic designers, photographers, and print publications folks.