Google+ for business… and Higher Ed?, Google Rebrands Blogger & Picasa, Harvard on Social Media: Privacy, Schmivacy
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.
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.
Workspaces Revealed is a recurring column that gives a peek into the spaces and places HighEdWebbers do their magic. In this edition, we meet Genevieve Howard from the University of Missouri. Genevieve Howard has almost two decades of experience in higher ed web, from writing HTML code to content strategy and editing. At the University […]
Two US Government Agencies Address Online Accessibility in Higher Education: Are Regulations Next?
As we mourn the loss of a remarkable leader and loyal friend, we also reflect on everything Dr. Tonya Oaks Smith gave to our community.
By artfully and strategically pairing words and images, colleges and universities can tell meaningful stories, said Shannon Lanus, senior director of content at Carnegie. Drawing from her content designer expertise and background in film/TV development, she shared actionable information and ideas for great digital storytelling during her session at the HighEdWeb 2022 Annual Conference. Digital […]
The HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit is coming up soon – this Thursday, July 28. This all-day event is packed with presentations, quick poster sessions and even a trivia competition. Our incredible sponsors, Dubbot (platinum), Equalize Digital (platinum), Localist (gold), Monsido (gold) and Terminalfour (gold) make this day possible, so please make sure to stop in and […]
We are excited to have a handful of new officers and directors coming on board to support the returning and renewed team helping move the association forward toward its strategic goals. New Board of Directors officers The following officers were elected to serve in their roles through May 2024: Treasurer Robert Heyser Robert is a […]
Professional development refers to increasing our knowledge or our skills, but it can also include increasing our network. There are a variety of professional development opportunities available to us within our careers. Some of the most common ones include conferences, workshops or classes (in person or online). Working in higher ed often forces us to […]
New Board Member Chris D’Orso talks about his ambitions for HighEdWeb and his favorite conference memories Earlier this fall, HighEdWeb elected Chris D’Orso, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at SUNY Brockport, to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors, replacing outgoing member Jeff Stevens. In addition to his role on the […]
We are excited to have a new group of officers and directors coming on board to help the association move forward and work toward its strategic goals.
The HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit 2021 is an online event focused on the critical topic of digital accessibility in higher education. Whether you are new to the topic of accessibility or an experienced advocate in the field, join us online July 20, 2021, for a full day of learning and networking. As higher ed web professionals […]
The deadline for submitting a speaking proposal for the always-awesome HighEdWeb annual conference is almost here: Monday, April 19! This year’s conference unfolds online on Oct. 4 and 5, but it can’t happen without people sharing your time and expertise. You can submit a 45-minute proposal (pre-recorded, with a live Q&A) or an energetic 10-minute […]
Working social media in many industries, particularly higher education, can be a demanding and constant responsibility. Realizing a need to provide something for these professionals, but without adding to cognitive load, two HighEdWeb members developed a wellness newsletter. Erin Supinka, associate director of digital engagement at Dartmouth College, and Krista Boniface, senior social media strategist […]
Liz Gross outlines ‘Five Essential Documents for a Strategic Social Media Program’ In 2012, Liz Gross was a marketing communications director for the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha (now the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha). She attended her first HighEdWeb Conference – conveniently next door, in Milwaukee – and presented a poster she fondly recalls was “made […]
This month, Chris D’Orso — long-time HighEdWebber and associate director of admissions for SUNY Brockport — has turned a lot of heads and turned up awareness and funds for a serious cause. Chris is wearing a dress every day as part of the Dressember project to raise money for prevention of and awareness about the […]
HighEdWeb is powered by volunteers. From coordinating our annual conference to maintaining our website, we would not be able to operate without the dedication of our committed volunteer community. Volunteering is not only a way to give back, but a way to push our Association forward. As the year comes to an end, we are […]
HighEdWeb is hosting online community group discussions with some of your favorite presenters to discuss a variety of topics.
We asked our HEWeb community, who is your #HEWebHero? Erik Runyon, technical director for marketing communications at the University of Notre Dame, has been developing websites for fun and profit since 1995, and joined the university in 2007. Erik enjoys chatting and writing about web performance, accessibility, mobile support and RWD. He’s currently offering free […]
We asked our HEWeb community, who is your #HEWebHero? Liz Gross is the founder and CEO of Campus Sonar, but some may know her better for her Twitter presence. Liz, along with the Campus Sonar team, has been sharing a number of helpful resources surrounding how higher education institutions are being impacted by COVID-19. The […]
We don’t need to remind you that life is a little bit strange right now. You’ve probably written the phrase “uncertain times” in dozens of Facebook posts and other communications in the last few weeks. All of us at HighEdWeb know that our community members are taking crisis communications to a whole new level, and […]
So if you’re still pondering whether to submit a proposal for HighEdWeb 2020, here’s three things you should know.
43 episodes ago in February 2018, Julie Bartucca, Tom Breen, and Ken Best decided to launch UConn360 – a podcast from the University of Connecticut to tell stories in a different way. Julie explained how she had an idea to start a podcast thanks to her mini-obsession, and Tom had experience with podcasting plus was […]
Presenters: Megan Rolfs, @megrolfs Josie Ahlquist, @josieahlquist Elena Roth @elena_roth21 Session Information Megan Rolfs, Director of Marketing and Communications at Illinois State University Student Affairs Division, Josie Ahlquist, Higher Ed Digital Engagement & Leadership Consultant and Elena Roth, Marketing Graduate Assistant at Illinois State University, kicked off the session by asking attendees to share with […]