Tag Archives: #heweb16

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Beyond SEO: Writing Findable Content (MCS5)

“Findability is the biggest content problem in higher ed.” That’s how content strategist Rick Allen opened his session Beyond SEO: Writing Findable Content. He also debunked the myth that “SEO is dead,” a notion that’s becoming quite ubiquitous in online marketing. A notion that’s just

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Still Slacking Off (AIM8)

Conversations: All. Over. The. Place. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In 2014, Lacy Paschal found her team of 12 at Vanderbilt University buried in email. To defeat this monster, her office implemented a new tool and process. Overwhelmed turned to organized. Scattered turned to streamlined.

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A Day in the Life of an Analyst

When Aaron Baker arrived at Harvard last year, to begin work on web analytics, he had…Google Analytics, and its data. But that wasn’t really enough to do the kind of reporting that their office needed. While they had data, Aaron really needed to be able

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Stop Repeating Yourself: Modularized WordPress Development

Jim Barnes Web Applications Developer, University of Central Florida Jo Dickson Web Applications Programmer, University of Central Florida https://2016reg.highedweb.org/psessions/detail/691667c1-72fe-4974-8f23-18efc701eb87 Jim and Jo’s office is supporting 36 sites using the same core code, but copying WordPress themes across sites.  Most functionality is defined a common theme, with limited plugins.

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360-Degree Video: We Live In The Future

Arielle Mari, Mark Lee, and Karen To from Colorado College presented a post-lunch session on 360-degree video. (You can find all their examples at 2cc.co/heweb16 — and looks great on mobile!) 360-degree video allows potential students a literal window The team’s first foray into 360

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Project Management: The Musical

The attendees of High Ed Web have always been a musical, #karaokeplane-loving bunch. However, Allison Manley and Joe Allen-Black of Palantir.net noticed an even deeper connection– web project management has a lot in common with the traits of all good musicals. “Almost always they (musicals) tell

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Git For The Stubbornly-Resistant Organization

Brian Panulla Business Intelligence Developer, PropertyRadar https://2016reg.highedweb.org/psessions/detail/e700e4f3-e440-4815-aa70-a642077415eb How do you make it appealing to your team to move to Git? Most teams are already using some sort of version control — Brian’s group was entrenched in Subversion. But SVN had its pain points. Everyone checks